V for Australia - A Message of Love and Hope

'V for Victoria' was a direct response upon receiving the news in early August, that Metropolitan Melbourne would be going into tough lockdown restrictions in response to the ongoing COVID-19 Crisis. Which after months of hanging-in-there, the "6 week" event would likely be the toughest and most devastating for the people of Victoria, yet. With flow-on effects to be felt right across the country.

But with these necessary actions, came a bombardment of an unfair and unjust political and media driven bullying blitz, towards Victoria and its people. Words that enflamed further fear, anger and division between states.

But having seen our country come together during the summer bushfire crisis, and to have passed a law for equality not so long before that, I don't believe these are the words or feelings of everyday Australians. And I firmly believe that if we were all given the microphone, there would be more words of love, hope and solidarity between ourselves as a greater community. 

So the creation of 'V for Victoria', which has up-cycled the  Winston Churchill ‘V for Victory’ has been repurposed to represent our own united fight towards victory against COVID-19 and its devastating flow-on effects across Victoria, Australia and beyond. 

It is something to remind us that we’re not alone, but together. With a simple and unifying hand gesture that can replace profile pictures, posts, stories and “Wuhan Shakes” in the street… It is something that can say I love you and I hope for us.

So we're raising money to help get the Big 'V' out to a broader audience, not just to Victorian's, but to people right across Australia. With plans on engaging local printing and distribution companies to fill suburban Australia with street posters, as well as posting free copies out to participating individuals to share in regional and rural communities. 

And with your help and generosity, big or small, we can share and promote this message of love and hope, together.

Thank you,

Charlie Ryan



Instagram: www.instagram.com/vforvictori_a
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vforaustralia


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Charlie Ryan 
Red Hill, VIC
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