In April 2010 I lost my younger sister to gun crime, she was caught in gang crossfire in a chicken shop in Hoxton. It is this tragic loss that has motivated me to create something positive from such a life-changing experience. Unlike other anti-gun crime campaigns, I want my designs to be attractive to a really wide audience because even if you don’t think you have personal connections with the issue- you can make a difference.
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day” This is the quote that Agness posted on her facebook the day that she died- this is the inspiration for AStarz and the reason I strive to make a difference for other young people. Through my T-shirts I hope to encourage all young people to wake up and think like this.