"I know what helped me was just keeping a very small focus on what was in front of me. When I had cancer, when my mother died, and when I was truly rock bottom, what was helpful to me were just the smallest steps of even just lying still and breathing and being like: ‘Ok, I’m alive. I’m here. And I’m breathing. Now I’m going to take a step beyond that even if it’s just a literal step.’ It was so helpful to me to focus on a small area and to not worry about things too far ahead. Each of those small steps has led me down a much bigger, longer road."
“I live in the U.K., and when I heard that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would be at the U.N., I decided to come here and say ‘no.’ He does not represent the Iranian people. His government is a terror regime. Last year they executed over 1,000 people—three a day—by hanging them in the street. Iran is like a big prison. We are asking for western countries to not appease Rouhani, who is using his smiles and charm to build a bomb. He is the same as Ahmadinejad. They are all criminals.”
“I’m here from Bolivia to ask for respect for all the indigenous people and areas in my country. I also ask for Bolivian President Evo Morales to protect the rights of indigenous people and also to protect Mother Earth from all contamination. We are calling for justice.”
Creative Edition 1: “Creative Process,” by Matt Manos
Social Creative: Matthew Manos, designer, artist, founder of verynice, a studio that gives half its work away for free.
Matt on Creative Process:
This was really hard to visualize because, when it comes down to it, I find inspiration primarily through the creation of platforms and environments that invite participation and collaboration. As a result, I figured the best thing to do was create a comic in that manner so I turned to my Facebook friends and asked them to share their own personal tricks to getting inspired. The content you are seeing in the end result (above) is a collage of their responses which had ranged from drinking coffee to people watching to riding public transit, and more.