We are thrilled to unveil ‘This is Me’ – a collection of art produced by seriously ill children and young people from across the country.
The idea was to give vulnerable and often isolated children and young people a chance to share how they feel about their life and how their health condition affects them.
Submissions include poems, vlogs, paintings, drawings and photographs. The project was launched in response to a call from children and young people to have an outlet for their artwork and creative writing – which acts as a coping strategy for their often isolated and remote life.
The totem pole represents the communal support that this young-person's group offers participants
Jigsaw Children's Hospice photos
A collection of photos submitted by young people who work with Jigsaw Children's Hospice
About This is Me
The project has been led from the start by a group of seriously ill young people themselves. These ‘curators’ have encouraged other young people to take part in the project and have worked with Together for Short Lives to put together the digital anthology.
We would like to thank Chelsea Corbett, Hannah Hodgson and Jake Norman – the Curators that contributed their time towards this project.
Thank you so much to everyone who submitted artwork or helped with the project and special thanks to the Flourish Arbonne Foundation who generously funded this exciting project.
If you are a young person who is keen to get involved in the work of Together for Short Lives or a professional wanting to engage young people, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org