Imagine someone handing you a black marker and writing a message to the world on your skin. What would you write? Who might you thank? What words of inspiration might you pass along to to others? This is what Dear World does every day with students and citizens all around the world. As Jonah Evans of Dear World says: “We all have stories. We all have voices. We all deserved to be heard.”
Dear World’s website and videos reveal inspiring messages written on torsos, hands, heads, legs and arms. The messages range from: Never Be Ashamed, A Sustainable Future, Know what you’d say no to, Equal Pay for Equal Work, Stop Bullying, Feed the World, Cancer Free and many more.
Dear World began when Robert Fogarty began asking residents of New Orleans in 2009 to write a “love note to their City”. Fogarty soon recognized that the project could take on more stories regardless of religion, race, language or circumstances. The project has now grown to include college campuses, corporate suites, and communities in 30 countries.