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Jennifer Maria Harris is anti fear.
The San Francisco-based visual artist is collecting postcards, Post-its, and scraps of paper from around the country with a simple message: "Have No Fear." She then turns the notes into magnets and mails batches to participants who stick them around the street and in galleries across the world.
The result, she writes, is Fear Not, a community-based art project that she hopes will address daily fear and hesitation, however big or small:
"The messages tell people not to be afraid, but I don't think the power behind the message is in the words. It's in the reminder that we can choose to see those words in the world around us. It's in the reminder that we can then choose to pass those words on."
Fear Not currently includes a library of notes and a collection of audible ant-fear anecdotes and messages.
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To read more about Fear Not click here, and participate by writing "Have no fear" on a piece of paper and mailing it to:
Fear Not Project
239 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102