When it comes to being an activist, every individual has a different way of rising to the occasion. The same is true with Janette Ikz, who does her activism with style. Miss Ikz uses poetry to fight for what she believes in.
Miss Ikz is a passionate poet who speaks up about her tribulations in the past and how god helps her through it, she also takes it one step further, encouraging young women to speak up about sexual assault by becoming vulnerable to her audience and telling them about her past encounters with sexual assault.
Her form of activism breathes new life Urban Art as she touches the core of individuals through her passion. It is her passion and determination to combine two of the aspects that makes her who she is to make a difference, which inspired me to want to do the same.
With my love for fashion, art, and poetry I look to combine these passions by creating an Fashion-Art show, where I would create fashion pieces and statements that not only goes with but tells the story of Poets across the world, and not just poets but activist, journalist, and every other kind of occupation looking to make a difference in this world. After feedback from my classmates, I am even more encouraged to shoot for the stars and allow what I love to have the opportunity to make a difference in the world.
It is not often that we as American’s look in depth on topics that do not affect us directly or anything that takes time to occur. However, it is time that we stop being a self-centered society and look beyond the scope of desires.
When it comes to the topic of health, obesity has become a global epidemic. For example, London is suffering from child obesity as much as we are, a place that was once filled with happy, healthy children has now followed the footsteps of America, where unhealthy foods and their impact on our health are starting to determine the quality of our life.
Meanwhile, there are a few individuals out there who are looking to improve our health through what they are most passionate about, for instance, the Adidas company in Germany, are looking to combine engineering and fashion to improve our lifestyle and how we can use concepts and ideas that people are passionate about for the betterment of our lives. This can be shown with the work that they are doing with their athletes and how they are monitoring the health of their players, which they hope will soon become something that everyday citizens can have and use to their benefit. There are also individuals who look to create interactive clothing that can adjust and mature with there owners, which can potentially lead to individuals buying less clothing in the long run. There are others also working to create a more sustainable society by biologist and fashion designers to create clothing that can be made with bacteria.
"Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it" - Banksy
“A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.”
What does this mean for the future of our society, ? Will we be able to monitor our health on a day to day basis? Will this futuristic concept help us become more vigilant individuals when it comes to our health? Imagine, being able easily monitor our health, keeping an eye on it throughout our time outside of the doctors office. Imagine the possibility of monitoring your heart if you’ve had a stroke, or maybe taking your blood pressure if you suffer from high blood pressure, or maybe even being able to take your blood sugar if you suffer from diabetes.
We are in the age where anything is possible and everything has been done. With that being the case, how do we go about making our marks on a world which has been marked in every way possible? That is the question today's youth ask ourselves.
How do we leave a lasting mark so that we are not forgotten? So that the world and it's future generations knew we were here? How do artist make their own designs if everything is assumed to be already taken? How do we do any of this when we are just considered a bunch of hooligans, who do not know what they want in life or appreciate what they have?
The "Arousal Culture" is so much more then just tagging the walls to annoy people. It is our way of yelling at the world and asking them to see our unique identities verses just being another youth looked down upon. It looks to show our individuality and our passion, our beliefs, our values, our goals in life.