With the inquest on hold and almost a year having past, we’re launching an art project in Gaia’s memory, which is being followed by BBC News.
Gaia’s cousin Marienna says: “Some things are so big, run so deep, they can only be expressed through art. Our love and our grief for Gaia feels that way. The love we’ve felt from the community felt that way too. We want to honour that, make it visible, maybe do something to show other survivors, families who’s lost someone too soon, that they are not alone. Absolutely all submissions are welcome.”
Gaia’s mum Natasha says: “Gaia’s art and poetry, inspired by the beauty of nature and the strength of femininity, is her way of connecting with her true self. In spite of all she’s been through she is not defined by that.
Our Gaia would want to provide a forum for others to find their voice and create. To imagine that unfolding in her name in any small way makes me so grateful and I see a greater purpose in it.”
Find out more at #ArtForGaia