In 2016 Bryn Fitzpatrick had acquired a fiery passion to use her degree in graphic design. That passion quickly transformed into doing freelance art and design which allowed for personal growth and expression in her work. Overtime, this process started to build a meaningful connection between the artist and the community around her and so she started using her skills towards something that could really help to make a positive change in the world. Being an active member of the queer community, Bryn started communicating with peers of similar life experiences while forming valuable alliances across the Cincinnati area. Meeting so many humans with different life stories and struggles, she quickly realized the common desire for a strong and supportive community as well as overall equality for humans of all types. She started creating influential art and design that was meant to speak to human kind as a whole. Each piece being handcrafted with a message of positivity, love and hope in an effort to bring us together as one. This became a life mission and so during Pride of 2017, I Am Human was born as an official movement. Since 2017, I AM HUMAN has remained a strong presence in the City of Cincinnati attending local events and working alongside organizations such as The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in our fight for equality.
Now in the winds of 2020 we look to adjust our sails alongside the world around us. Human kind is suffering with abundance of injustices, inequalities and hatred that is all around us. To be human is to be able to feel and think. But most importantly, being human is about passion and compassion to ourselves and to others. We have a voice with this platform that can really help to make a positive change within our community and so that has become our main focus moving forward. I Am Human will now be donating 10% of all sales to a featured organization that we feel needs the support to see that positive change happen. We want to start creating art that speaks not just on love and positivity but also on issues that need to be brought to light for open communication within our community. This is the only way in which we will ever see the changes needed to ensure a better and brighter future for all. I'm human, you're human, let's be humans together.
I'm grateful to have been raised in the loving household that I was. We ate dinner together as a family almost every night of the week and spent our vacations camping around the lakes of Michigan. So it was no surprise that none of their love and support altered in the slightest when I came out in 2013. But, as I became more connected and knowledgeable about the LGBTQ+ community, I was saddened to see so many of my peers struggle with their own story. It hurt me knowing that there were humans out there not getting the love and support they desperately needed as well as deserved. This is when I AM HUMAN was born. I know that my love for art & design can be an influential force and it can inspire passion, love, and acceptance for those who have little to none. My goal with I AM HUMAN is to show that we are all human with the same goal of wanting to feel LOVED, ACCEPTED and BEAUTIFUL. But for those who may feel alone, may they find their tribe in I AM HUMAN.
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I was lucky enough to meet the beautiful Bryn Fitzpatrick back in 2016 when I AM HUMAN was only a dream being shared over a late summer night's campfire. From that night on our friendship grew to something much greater than either of us expected and now I AM HUMAN is a part of my own life. Being a human who thrives on organization and efficiency, I tend to take on more of an operational role behind the scenes lending a hand where needed. My efforts are to support the love of my life and to help contribute towards a greater good on this Earth by being a part of this movement with I AM HUMAN.