About the campaign
PrEPárate is a campaign to promote PrEP among Latina/x/o communities in Illinois. The campaign name was selected directly by local youth and adults who participated in a crowdsourcing contest on social media. Our team was inspired to launch this campaign to support access to PrEP among Latina/x/o communities, as our community has been unfairly impacted by HIV.
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Campaign Creative Leads
Verónica Martínez is a queer artist, muralist and Illustrator based in Chicago. Her work has been featured in the Chicago Reader, and the Latinx Identity Podcast. In 2021, she received an award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts and Humanities from the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer.
Her illustratration works appear in multiple newspapers and magazines, including the Cicero Independiente, Injustice Watch, and The Trace. Her work appears alongside articles that focus on voting rights, police misconduct, and education issues. She has created murals in support of the Black Lives Matter movement at three Alivio Medical Center locations across Chicagoland. In 2021, she created "Flourish" together with Edgar Sosa, a 2,430 sq. ft. mural at the Yorktown Center. She continues to seek projects that allow her to tell visual stories through a social justice lens.
"As a photographer, my goal is for my photos to transport both the subject and the viewer to a bold, colorful and exciting world. With photography you can create a whole fantasy around yourself. When designing a set for a picture, I try to create an entirely new reality in collaboration with the subject, one that both reflects and highlights the person's identity." - Daniel