“I was angry so I used my talent for drawing to express my anger.


I am a freelance artist and graphic designer. I studied artwork from Hong Kong and Thailand and now I do illustration.

Previously, I focused on women’s issues, expressing feminism how I understood it. I never thought of drawing political artwork.

I saw the news about the looming possibility of a coup but like many people didn’t believe it.

I became really concerned when the internet and phone lines were cut off.

My first impression was a feeling of uncertainty – that they were going to rule for a long time.

I was born in 1991 and I don’t want to return to that time again. Now there are better job opportunities for me. I don’t wan to lose that and my ability to talk about human rights.

I first heard that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the Presidents were detained illegally. I was angry so I used my talent for drawing to express my anger. At first, I drew two or three pictures then one person advised me to use fewer colours so that it will be easier to print. I gave free access to my work so it could be used by anyone. While volunteering to distribute lunchboxes, I saw a schoolgirl who was holding my poster, I was very happy. I feel happy when I see people are applying my talent, my artwork. I shall continue the anti-dictator artwork in the future. To be honest I am scared but rather than staying idle I am standing up for what I believe in and that relieved my fear. I am doing the CDM (Civil Disobedience Movement) with many people. The new generation are very smart. If this continues in an organised way I think we are going to win. Now the local and international community is supporting as well. I would like to encourage them to carry on.

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