Article 2

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Jes Hallagan

About my work

I hate injustice, and if I can share my thoughts with friends and family I know I can inspire them to do the same. Our medium is a fun way to communicate issues in a beautiful way … plus it lasts forever!

I’m a mother and have a background in childcare, and wanted to stitch my block inspired by that. It’s a colourful pick and mix, with a deeper meaning that underneath we are all the same, and it’s what society and religion makes us.

There are wedding rings, a cross symbolising my religion, a bunch of other choices I have made that have become part of me. Then there are things that aren’t choices: sexuality, assigned gender, birth nation. I’ve included hands to represent the many hands it takes to shape us into the adults we become. I put the word ‘respect’ in different languages including Braille, and added ‘love’ in sign language, because communication is key.

- Jes Hallagan

Jes Hallagan

About me

Jes Hallagan is maker and mother from Queensland, Australia, who stitches custom family portraits for families all over the world. She has a passion for pop culture and was able to turn her love of crafts and TV into her job.

An active member of her community, Jes loves to help others around her. This is evident in recently launched activism craftivism project of her own, raising money for victims of domestic violence all around Australia by uniting makers to create, after being so inspired by this project.

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