Bay Area Woman Designs Shirts for Ukrainian Aid – NBC Bay Area

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As the third month of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, Ukrainians here in the United States are still finding new ways to raise awareness.

One example is Daria, 26, a graphic design student at Cañada College in Redwood City.

“It’s like a way for me to express myself, to express my feelings and my thoughts about what was going on,” she said.

Daria grew up in the city of Kherson in Ukraine, where her family still lives. The city is now occupied by Russia.

“My family is woken up by bombings and bombings every night and yes that is their reality so the least we can do is talk about it,” she said.

Or in Daria’s case, conceive about it

“I was also inspired by the courage of Zelensky,” she said.

Daria said she created a drawing of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s face, inspired by Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” cartoon for former President Barack Obama’s campaign.

“I want to send a message, don’t I? I want it to be powerful, I want it to be meaningful,” she said.

Daria was selling the shirts online. All proceeds are donated to Nova Ukraine, based in the Bay Area, which provides humanitarian aid.

“It’s been over 2 months now, and at first everyone was talking about it, and now we’re getting used to the idea of ​​a war somewhere in Eastern Europe,” she said.

With these shirts, Daria hopes to raise awareness that real lives are still at stake.

For more information on shirts, visit this page.

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