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Love Intersections

Project Description

Love Intersections started as a blog project between several queer people of colour (QTIPOC) who were looking for an avenue to respond to the racism experienced from and within the queer community. As a group of cutiePOC activists, artists, and friends, we find reprieve in creative and meaningful ways to build solidarity across communities through the language of love and empathy.
Our passion for social justice ties together our multifaceted dimensions of identities ranging from feminist, sex positive, racialized, settler-colonial and queer experiences. Our work is situated on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples – with gratitude for the Musqueum, Squamish, Stó:lo and Tsleil-Waututh nations.
At the heart of our project, Love Intersections fundamentally operates from an anti-oppression framework – where we extend our lens to share stories of people living, breathing, surviving and dancing in the social margins. In order to promote visibility and intersectional representation on people navigating differences in race, class, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, age, spirit and spirituality, we invite you in to make artful social change with us through the radical act of storytelling.
We embrace our collective evolution – revolution – as flawed and complex human beings who fall and make mistakes. We can only hope to pick ourselves up, elevate one another, cultivate compassion, make more mistakes, and tell our stories.
Hello Cool World's David Ng is co-founder of this project.

That's So Sexy - Gay Version

Project Description

We made two PSA's, a gay and a straight version, that contain full frontal condoms! (i.e. unwrapped). These were made by David Ng in partnership with Opt with funding from the Vancouver Foundation. We re-edited them during our 10th annivesary and Opt's 50th celebrations and aired them on CBC TV on Valentines day 2011.

Client & Partners Hello Cool World, Options for Sexual Health

"Don't Forget What's Inside" - LACE PSA

Project Description

Hello Cool World created a unique transmedia campaign for BC Cancer Agency. The first of its kind to use social media, short film, and grassroots outreach, LACE Campaign (Live Aware, Create Empowerment) turned the tables on the world of ‘ribbon’ branding, and made Pap tests fun (or at least not so bad). In 2011, we received an Award of Excellence in Health Promotion from the BC Medical Association.
 
This is the LACE Campaign PSA that aired for Pap Awareness Week 2010 on Fashion File and Amerca's Next Top Model.

Being There: Teaching Video around HIV Testing

Project Description

Being There is a teaching video for health care providers. Beyond the mechanics of administering an HIV test, this video brings to life the experience of diverse people living with HIV and health care providers who have had to give an HIV diagnosis. It looks at the social and emotional factors that need to be understood to give good care to people who are often marginalized and stigmatized. We cannot show clips from this video for confidentiality reasons; however, it is being used widelyand was very well received.

"Working with the Hello Cool World team has been an exceptional experience.  They were able to take a complex clinical topic and turn it into an though-provoking and engaging educational experience that is consistently described as “brilliant”."
Elizabeth Elliot, RN, MN. Director of Nursing, Manager of Professional Practice, BCCDC (at the time of the video's production)

LACE - First Nations Focus

Project Description

Hello Cool World created a unique transmedia campaign for BC Cancer Agency. The first of its kind to use social media, short film, and grassroots outreach, LACE Campaign (Live Aware, Create Empowerment) turned the tables on the world of ‘ribbon’ branding, and made Pap tests fun (or at least not so bad). In 2011, we received an Award of Excellence in Health Promotion from the BC Medical Association.

In 2010, Lee Anne Deneault won our LACE Campaign ad contest with a concept from her community based on cards with reasons to get your Pap. We travelled to Q'wemptsín Health Society in Kamloops where we did a photoshoot and a video. The materials we created were used to promote Pap Awareness Week all over BC that year. We made a short video, postcards, posters and even had a full page ad in Chatelaine Magazine. Even though the LACE campaign was meant for all women in BC, we were very pleased to have had a high percentage of First Nations communities sign on.

The Super Power Project

Project Description

The Super Power Project was a year-long collaboration with WAVAW to do a youth-driven multi-media campaign using workshops, video, art and social media to raise awareness and gender stereotypes and build skills to prevent aquaintance sexual assault. We worked with two groups of youth: Haisla Nation youth from Kitamaat Village, and diverse urban youth from around Vancouver. The project focussed on moving away from the boy = perpetrator, girl = victim stereotypes, and instead looked at how power dynamics affect sexual 'scripts' among dating youth, on "busting the myths", on the warning signs of abuse in a relationship, and on how friends (i.e. 'bystanders') can intervene to produce positive social change.

Bevel Up Outreach (Film)

Project Description

Bevel Up, a film by Nettie Wild, follows the BCCDC outreach nurse team as they provide care for people in Vancouver's downtown eastside. The DVD includes extra materials that are useful in an educational context, and gives a human face to the idea of harm reduction. We worked on doing outreach on social media for the film, connecting it to communities interested in Harm Reduction. 

SACY: Connection is Prevention. Share Your Voice!

Project Description

SACY (School Age Children and Youth) is an extremely effective program in Vancouver high schools run by the Vancouver School Board and Vancouver Coastal Health, that educates about substance use with an aim to empower youth to speak up, get smart, stay safe, and to get support when they need it. For this project the Hello Cool World team collaborated with the SACY coordinator and several facilitators, to bring together diverse high school students from all over Vancouver. The goal was to make an up-to-date conversation starter, that feels real and that is clearly about Vancouver. This was done to fill a need for materials that reflected local youth's concerns and contained their voices. For this reason we named the video "Share your Voice."

Client Vancouver Coastal & VSB SACY Program

By My Name

Project Description

"By My Name" was the fourth video in the Star in Your Own Stories workshop series we did in collaboration with Chee Mamuk and First Nations communities, in this case the Nak'azdli band in Ft. St James, BC.
 

ImmunizeBC

Project Description

Make Prevention Contagious! That was one of our taglines created for ImmunizeBC's story-telling campaigns to boost immunity via vaccinations.

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