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Dani Memorial Pin Project

Thank you all who have responded thus far to the memorial day poll. I think the best way to do this is in the style of the nearly bygone artist exchange communities that brought many of us together, including Dani. So here is what I propose:
1. We have open submissions for pins. If you happen to have done pins before please help out with design elements. We accept submissions until say August 1.
2. We can democratically choose who's pin has the best design by way of a poll, and then we can start a Kickstarter or some other appropriate crowdsurfing site to come up with enough money to make the pins, which I think we can produce with a budget of around 150 for about 50 pins to start out with.
3.Then we need to find a charity, or organization, preferably a GBLTQ suicide prevention organization, and we promote the pins to spread awareness of suicide prevention.

What are people's thoughts?

Also the idea was suggested we make a memorial video for her, using music and art to and from her. I am not much of a videographer, but I have a lot of art I can dedicate if someone else wants to take lead on this.

This may be a little wistful of me to say at this early stage but I kind of hope this takes off in a way that helps people like Dani, and maybe prevents another tragedy like this in our community.

Thank you again for your interest and help. I also plan on making a page on FB for those of us who have since left LJ, and another place for people to submit pin designs. Please post your pin designs on here or link them on this post.

Thank you all again.

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( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 2nd, 2018 10:12 pm (UTC)
I'd like to toss in my hat for NAMI:

My perspective is a little bit different in that I lived with Dani for a year prior to her passing. I believe that there was no amount of "just hang in there" and "it gets better" that would have helped her. In the way that she behaved in person was vastly different than the person she was online. I had access to her final notes, what notes she left behind, and other items, and can say with certainty that she needed immediate professional intervention.

However, given that she financially didn't have access to help I propose this charity.
Jun. 18th, 2018 05:08 pm (UTC)
Ok we'll donate to that one
Sep. 20th, 2018 01:51 am (UTC)
I know this is really old, but I think its important to post here so people know...

If you live in the US, all states offer free mental health care if you are deemed a danger to yourself or others. You have to fill out a lot of forms and go in for evaluations, but its definitely out there! I know, I have it, and so do many of my friends.
Jun. 2nd, 2018 10:28 pm (UTC)
I like the overall plan and the donation goal. Can't say I have much to add.
Jun. 5th, 2018 02:29 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of pin submissions! I'd also like to second Cel's suggestion for NAMI.
Jun. 15th, 2018 10:16 pm (UTC)
How do you want us to submit pin designs? Should we leave a link in the comments here or is there another way you'd prefer?
Jun. 18th, 2018 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yes post as a link on this post.
Jun. 18th, 2018 06:30 pm (UTC)
Is that what you'd like to do? We can announce it on Twitter.
Jun. 18th, 2018 06:33 pm (UTC)
Yes please do and share the fb link too
Jun. 23rd, 2018 05:19 am (UTC)
Here is my design contribution! https://sta.sh/0zioerei0z9
I also have another image that details more things like the Pantone numbers and post placement, ect. If anyone wants to see that right now as well let me know!
Jun. 26th, 2018 04:50 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful! I love the design! I think qe should make this a pin no matter what
Aug. 9th, 2018 07:59 am (UTC)
I might go back and edit the middle rose a little bit, but wanted to contribute something! I hadn't known you were seeking designs until the newest journal so I'm sorry it's last minute. I hope it works out as something you were looking for.

Aug. 9th, 2018 10:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your submission!
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