True Stories. Drawn from Life.
Competition! 'Tell Your Story': Enter by 22 Sept
**TELL YOUR STORY!! Win the chance to tell your story of a special journey!** In summer 2017, Why Comics? Education Charity and PositiveNegatives are running a competition in collaboration with SCOOP Magazine and CommonEverybody. Children in school years 4-6 and 7-8 (age 8-12) can write a story under the theme ‘An Interesting Journey’ (physical or emotional), and the winning story will be turned into a comic by one of PositiveNegatives professional artists!
Have you read Nadia's Story?
Commissioned by CARE International UK, ‘Nadia’s Story’ is a first person illustrated testimony about the difficulties that a Yazidi refugee mother faced on her long difficult journey to Serbia, fleeing ISIS controlled Iraq. Nadia’s fled whilst heavily pregnant with her two young children. We spoke to Nadia and her children in refugee camps in Serbia in July 2016. The comic explores the vulnerabilities and dangers women face while making these horrendous journeys with young children. These vulnerabilities increase particularly with women traveling alone, putting them at an escalated risk of gender-based violence. Illustrated by Asia Alfasi.
Humanitarianism and Art - Dr Benjamin Dix Talk at the Watson Institute
Listen to our Director, Dr Benjamin Dix, Senior Fellow at SOAS, speaking at the Watson Institute at Brown University, discussing how he combines his ethnographic research as an anthropologist and photographer, in collaboration with artists, to adapt personal testimonies into art, advocacy and educational materials.
Why Comics? Educational Charity
This exciting charity engages, raises awareness and inspires both teachers and 7-18-year-old pupils. The powerful comic medium allows readers to interact with contemporary social and human rights issues. Our educational materials are currently being disseminated in over 25,000 schools in 27 countries (and counting).