One of Comox Valley School’s very own has been picked as the designer of the pink shirt for this year’s Pink Shirt Day happenings.
The theme of the shirt is, “Be Bright, Be Bold Be, Be You!”
The shirts are being worn by all Provincial Ministers and MLAs at the legislature.
August Jones is a 17-year-old LGBT artist going to school in the Comox Valley. August is interested in painting, digital art and traditional art.
August was grateful to have the opportunity to share his artwork with people throughout B.C.
“I create my own stories and create a huge variety of characters to one day use for a comic. I enjoy drawing things others might be scared to, I enjoy drawing flaws and what others might dislike about themselves but from an artist’s perspective I find them fascinating and pretty. All my art is about diversity and positivity,” said August. “The lovely people that I have chosen to draw are people of different races and genders. I chose that because of lack of representation. I chose to try to give as much representation to everyone because everyone has been bullied once in their life and it’s sad that it’s so normalized to be made fun of or harassed for just being you.”
The shirts were printed by Wachiay Studio, social enterprise owned and operated by the Wachiay Friendship Centre, a non-profit society supporting the urban Indigenous population of the Comox Valley through programs and services.