Indigenous artists are encouraged to submit t-shirt designs for Pink Shirt Day this year, with the added incentive of having their design featured nationally on pink shirts. There is also a $1000 cash prize for the winning submission.
Pink Shirt Day began as a small act of kindness in a small town in Nova Scotia back in 2007. David Shepherd, Travis Price and a few of their teenage friends wanted to show their support for a grade 9 boy who was being made fun of for wearing a pink shirt. As such, the students organized “the pink protest,” to take a stand against homophobic bullying. The movement caught wind, becoming a national occurrence on the last Wednesday of every February to show support against bullying.
There are so many ways for us to show our support for Pink Shirt Day, and the anti-bullying movement.