Why you bothered? --- "There are giant cranes attacking my city. 20+ cranes are hovering over the Denver skyline, building mostly expensive housing options. There's a pride in the fact that our city Is a great one and that everyone wants to live here, but that comes with the implication of pushing out the culture creators who cannot afford the rising cost of living. I'm sure that people living in other large cities might scoff at this complaint because cost of living in Denver is still cheap, relatively. It's just that this rapid increase over the last 7 years came on so quickly that it's causing some real issues in the scene."
By purchasing this print you will support Amplify Arts Denver, a coalition dedicated to sustaining the spirit of DIY art and music in local communities.
Why you bothered? --- "Ultimately, my biggest bother is the small voice in my head fueling self-doubt. I work every day to quiet it, but every so often she pops up."
By purchasing this print you will support NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Why you bothered? --- "You know what bothers me, cellphones. Cellphones bother me. I understand they have become a necessity, but now nobody pays attention anymore. All day long, everywhere you go, someone's face is embedded in their mobile device. People have forgotten how to walk in a straight line in this city because they are so engulfed in data. Seriously, count how many people on the train or bus have there head down and buried in the digital quick sand that is their phone screen. People have become more entertained by watching how other people are living their lives, that they allow their own life to walk right past them, completely unaware. Instead of embracing full moments in life, people cut those moments short so they can post it on social media. Put the phone away people and live life, you only get one to live."
By purchasing this print you will support Right to Play, an organization that "uses the power of play to educate and empower children to be guardians of their own health and active participants in their communities."
Why you bothered? --- "It really bothers me when people deny the realities of science. People think that they get to pick and choose what scientific emergent truths they believe in... You literally cannot believe in one and not the other; you either have to say the scientific method is flawed and not believe in any science at all, or you have to skeptically accept all scientific emergent truths... Choosing to not believe in a scientific emergent truth is incredibly dangerous and manipulating belief in science for political gain is even more dangerous. Hence, why I'm so bothered."
Buying this print will support the Smithsonian Science Education Center, which "builds awareness for P-12 science education reform among state and district leaders, conducts programs that support the professional growth of P-12 teachers and school leaders, and engages in research and curriculum development (including our comprehensive K-8, research-based science curriculum program: Science and Technology ConceptsTM (STC Elementary and Middle School)—all to help transform the teaching and learning of science in the United States and throughout the world."
Why you bothered? --- "I am bothered by Trump and his bombs."
Proceeds for these items will go to the International Rescue Committee, which "responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future."
Your purchase will help those affected firsthand by war and violence.
Why you bothered? --- "I am bothered by the divided nature of our country, which only seems to be getting worse. I am also bothered because I am skeptical of reading articles from anything other than my trusted left-leaning publications, which is not making this division problem any better."
Proceeds for these items will go to the Pulitzer Center, a non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs.
The Pulitzer Center supports journalists, "efficiently making use of skills and resources to produce the sort of journalism that is a public good for all."