Student Design: The Freedom Flag
- How does the flag you designed represent who you are and what you care about?
My flag is called Freedom, because as an LGBTQ+ cisgender Latino, freedom is very important to me. Without freedom, we can’t be ourselves and be happy.
- Why did you decide to join the Flag 2021 competition?
Because I want to express my creativity, and I want everyone to notice me and see that I have value.
- What did you learn about Cook County that surprised you?
I learned that all of the things on the Cook County flag mean something.
- Tell us a short story about your collaboration with your flag mentor/partner(s).
My flag mentor is E-B Martinez. Because of COVID, we had to send a lot of emails to each other. But it always felt like we were working closely, because E-B’s emails were always enthusiastic and filled with lots of energy, encouragement, and great suggestions.