What is the proper way for the creative community to respond to a natural disaster? Evidentially we're supposed to make t-shirts.
I know, I know, your intentions are pure as the virgin snow because you’re donating all or most of the proceeds but pause with me to examine this wide spread phenomenon.
Oklahomans that live down the street just lost their entire home and all its contents. Pause and wrap your mind around that psychological and emotionally charged loss for a moment.
Would you want to be reminded of it for years to come? I wouldn't. So why be a walking billboard to hurting people?
What’s more, people lost their friends, their relatives, their spouses, and their little children. I'm not sure what I would say or do to someone commemorating my loss on their t-shirt.
So what is the proper response? What if we just removed the word creative from the question at the top of the post. What would a community do? They’d leave their “talent” at home and put on work gloves. They would pour out their time, money, sweat and tears to help the healing process.
If you are unwilling or unable to do that, then sure, make a t-shirt. Hopefully the shirts will raise money and hopefully that money will go toward helping people.
Please post your helpful thoughts in the comments section.