We hope the Escape Velocity artworks inspire you to become an ally for young people who are trans and gender non-conforming.

St Martins has been supported by Creative Victoria’s Future Makers for Change initiative to work with Minus18 and young people to explore how the arts can affect a positive social impact; in this case, the mental wellbeing of young people who are trans or gender non-conforming.

When compared to the general population, it is many times more likely that young people who are trans and gender diverse will experience anxiety, depression and psychological distress. For more information on these statistics please refer to the National LGBTI Health Alliance.