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Lauren M

Lauren M

Name: Lauren Murray-Stone
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Newport
Campaign: To shed some postive light on the term "addiction"

I want to tackle the negative connotations associated with the word “addiction”.

 

Addictions don’t have to involve drugs or alcohol, I think people should also enjoy the fact that you can be addicted to life, love, music, etc.

 

I want to encourage those with negative addictions to talk about their issues and I want those with positive addictions to embrace their passions.

 

I hosted the main stage at the Breakin’ Out Festival in Abergavenny and inspired the audience to write down their various addictions on pieces of cloth, before encouraging them to make a pledge to overcome or enjoy whatever they’d chosen to put down.

 

These individual patches were then sewn together to make a large art piece, bringing positivity to this often negative subject.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Alex Morgan Alys Pearce
Amy Jones Anne-Marie Jones
Becky King Callum Lewis
Chloe Brooks Chloe Lavelle
Dan Kingsten Gavin Lewis
Huw Rowlands

Joseph Price

Junior Wilson Kate Maiden
Keeley Watkins Lucy Black
Lwci Harris Olivia Cashell
Owen Black Rhiannon Taylor
Ross Greasley Sammi Dalgarno
Sophie Freestone  

February 2014

The finished art piece is being displayed at a Fixers film screening about mental health, taking place on Wednesday 26th February at the Gates Art Centre in South Wales.

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