Let’s blow sexual health out of this world! Come join us!
Illustrator Sydney Bristoll and CEL student, Shannon Jankari were interested in depicting intergalactica for this year’s poster. As a social-justice orientated initiative, GAAP is constantly striving to dismantle the inequities in our present world in hopes of creating a more inclusive, transformative world in the future. At events like World AIDS Day, we foster the creation of such utopian spaces, where HIV prevention and AIDS awareness are not stigmatized, learning about sexual health is fun, and diverse youth are welcomed.
The poster depicts an ambiguously gendered, neon coloured alien floating on a cloud in outer space. They have a buzz cut, three eyes, ear and nipple piercings, a BDSM collar around their neck, and stretch marks on their bum. The alien represents non-normativity at its most radical and beautiful! While submerged in outer space, the alien engages in sexual health research, reading from a stack of books speaking to the diverse, intersectional identities and sexual preferences that are always welcomed by GAAP. Sex toys and contraception surround our alien, as they read from the light provided by Saturn and its cock ring. Let’s blow sexual health out of this world!
~ Written by Shannon Jankari, 2019-2020 Community Engaged Learning Student