Madeleina Kay #EUsupergirl is touring the EU27 before the Brexit deadline 31st October with her anti-Brexit message - promoting the cultural diversity of Europe and the benefits of EU membership.
I have been campaigning as #EUsupergirl against Brexit since the vote to leave in June 2016; using art, literature and music to communicate a positive narrative about Europe. Now I want to turn my attention to the bigger picture, the thing all Remainers are ultimately fighting for; Europe. To encourage Citizens across Europe to stand with us against the hate, division of Brexit.
My message for the youth of Europe is clear: ‘If you cannot be bothered to stand up for Europe, then you are handing power over to the populists. Brexit is a disaster and if you want to prevent its occurrence in your own country, then you need to vote for the future of Europe.’
I have been speaking/performing at events/festivals across Europe during April and May, to promote participation in the elections, and I will be capturing content from these meetings and events which will be shared on social media. I am also recording the cultural diversity of Europe through sketches, photos and videos to celebrate the heritage of the EU27 and provoke debate on social media.
I will document the journey en route, through sketches, photographs, writing and video content posted on social media to celebrate the cultural diversity and beauty of the EU27. The content is being shared on social media to provoke a debate about the value and opportunities the EU provides us to easily travel and enjoy Europe's heritage. I will also be interviewing EU citizens to ask them how they feel about Brexit and about the value of their citizenship to them personally, to give voice to real human stories of love, work, study and travel in the EU.
I want to make sure Europe knows what a disaster Brexit is... But my primary aim is positive: I want to raise awareness of the value of EU citizenship to our quality of life, to educate people about the benefits of EU membership and inspire others to take action to promote the EU.
Apathy is one of the greatest challenges the EU faces, so drawing attention to the benefits of EU membership, through eye-catching publicity stunts and creating fun, entertaining, attention-grabbing content is key engaging people’s attentions and provoking conversation. I want to change the political debate to become more inclusive, diverse and accessible for citizens to participate and feel like their voice is valued.
In a world of identity-politics, the #EUsupergirl presents a positive, aspirational identity for the future of Europe which I hope serves as a role-model to other citizens. People of all ages can identify with and understand the ‘super hero’ narrative – but it is especially popular with young people. Creating fun, entertaining and memorable content for social media is key to engaging the youth who primarily consume content through online platforms.
The adventures will inspire artwork and protest songs which I will bring back to the UK to continue my work fighting against Brexit and leading the UK youth back into the heart of the EU. #TheFutureisEurope
Money raised through crowdfunding will cover travel costs; train/bus tickets, ferry crossings, air travel, accommodation and food, and a high-quality phone camera to record content for social media.
All donations - no matter what size - are gratefully received and help to support my campaign fighting against Brexit and populism across the EU.Thanks for your support! Xx