Trigger Warning: This page may contain information relating to someone's gender inequitable experiences including suicides. This may be triggering to readers with similar experiences.

This submission is part of the Expressions of Gender Equity art project - a 2021 International Women's Day initiative. We thank all artists who responded to our artistic briefs and are honoured to showcase their work.

Artist Statement

In response to the art brief:

We as people became so self-centered, seeking recognition and happiness from others. So we just post all on social media.

It makes us lose our inner “cares”. Our happiness – dopamine hits from our online posts and others liking our posts.

We all want comfy, we all want someone to care for us we want to be loved – we mistake real love as these online hits.

we even post others’ pain, until it’s our pain, then we beg others to help.

But they are also all in the same cycle.

When we care, we won’t freeze when there is something wrong in front of us.

Our hearts became hard without cares, and without real love.

Art Brief 

Yusuf Syaid

Removal of Cares, 2021

Aussie in Jakarta, Indonesia | Poem

About the Artist:

Normally, I am a techie person, helping others find and build tech solutions.

But when the odd inspirations happen, some fleeting words appear that I know not from where.