Upon shifting to a virtual delivery in 2020, we re-designed the project and launched a social media campaign called “Your New Normal, My Normal.” Throughout the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve seen an increased awareness of loneliness. Some people are saying they are feeling lonely and isolated from their communities and families, donning the phrase “the new normal”. For some young people, these feelings of loneliness are the everyday normal. We sought to raise awareness of this by capturing the stories of young disabled people and their non-disabled peers through the arts. We asked young people to submit work that explored the themes of:

  • My normal - an insight into your everyday

  • Barriers - what stops you from having friendships?

  • Loneliness - what does loneliness look like for you?

The range of different artworks created in response to this project featured on our social media channels throughout the course of the campaign. The campaign also resulted in a new, online exhibition with Wolverhampton Art Gallery featuring the original artworks of young people.

You can view the artworks in our online gallery below:

My normal