The "Q Deck"—LGBTQ+ Educational Cards to Make Classrooms More Inclusive— is a series of LGBTQ+ themed cards that can be used in a school environment. The goals are to help students, faculty, and staff understand gender identity, recognize the impact of anti-LGBTQ slurs, and learn about the contributions of LGBTQ+ People in History.
The card designs amplify the experience and voices of the LGBTQ+ community. This resource was created to represent the individuals in this community positively. The color and symbolism are designed to educate as well as delight.
The body of work will evolve over the next year and I hope to have a few prototypes produced and ready for testing in the schools by next year. This project, while it has grown in scope and timeline, will be a critically needed tool that will help build momentum around equity and LGBTQ+ Inclusiveness in schools through workshops and discussion circles. Another objective is to create allies who demonstrate mutual respect, solidarity, and acceptance.