A craftivist project that offered a way of contributing my voice to an issue that effected me. The mere act of working on the project propelled me into further thought on the issue. My intention with this work was to get people to think about the minimum wage and how it effects them or people they come into contact with throughout the day.
Personally, I struggled with this issue while looking for work in 2013. I had many conversations with a friend who was in the same situation. Being unemployed and struggling with job search and the offered wages prompted me to investigate the rationale behind the minimum wage and its effects on people in more challenging situations, e.g parents or a single parent with kids, migrant workers, women and transgender people, seniors, and persons with disabilities. While working on this project, I found it very useful to read the research available at the Canadian Centre of Alternative Policy website.