It is December 6th, and I remember.
I was 13 years old when Marc Lépine opened fire and murdered 14 women for being at engineering school when he wasn’t. He blamed feminism for the situation he was in, and murdered these women for being in non-traditional jobs, for being there.
Every year, the memorials I go to are different. Some are quiet - I remember several winters in the snow, holding candles and reciting names like a talisman against violence.
Geneviève Bergeron, 21 years old. Hélène Colgan, 24 years old. Nathalie Croteau, 24 years old.
When I was younger, they seemed impossibly mature and sophisticated. I used to imagine them laughing and enjoying university, cut down without warning. Now that I’m 35, they seem so young, and I wonder if they were afraid.”
This daily pencil is whipped by Stephanie Baxter, a young freelance illustrator living & working in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Like most Illustrators, Steph is happiest with a pencil, a piece of paper & a hot cup of tea (milk, no sugar). She works with pens, ink and digitally. Her work is kind of special and very typography based, so we decided to pick her out and show her awesome work.