MASKROSBARN X YOUSEUM
This week, Youseum Stockholm opened up a new room built out of a collaboration with a special partner: Maskrosbarn. We are thrilled to announce that together with Maskrosbarn, we built the Room of Kindness. With one simple message, you guessed it: BE KIND!
Who is Maskrosbarn?
Maskrosbarn was founded in 2005 by Therese Eriksson and Denise Madsen. What started as a High School project eventually became one of Sweden’s most prominent organizations for children from challenging backgrounds in Sweden. Maskrosbarn is a children’s rights organization that supports children whose parents suffer from addiction and mental illness. At Maskrosbarn, the kids can get support and help for their situation, meet other kids who have it in the same way as their self and just be kids. Activities, camps, workshops and educational programs are only a little insight into what Maskrosbarn is doing for children and to educate others.
Maskrosbarn x Youseum
Together we have created our room of kindness. It reminds people that a little act of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s day. We wanted to remind people, both inside the room and the museum and on social media, to be kind to each other. Furthermore, we want them to experience how it is to listen to an act of kindness and animate visitors to spread it in real life and on social media!
Furthermore, we created the Wall of kindness. A place where visitors can leave kind words for others. The wall also features messages from kids participating in the Maskrosbarn’s summer camp in 2022. The kids wrote kind letters for people entering the room.
What can you do to spread kindness?
Could you picture a world where everyone would just be kind to one another? What some may call utopian, we call a mission! While the room is a significant reminder and empowerment to spread kindness, in the end, it always starts with YOU. So go out there, and compliment someone! Or go online, and comment something nice under the latest picture of your friend. Support one another – online or offline. Give a smile at the stranger at the bus station, or finally, call up that old friend. A small act can have a big impact because you never know what the other person experienced. So remember: #BEKIND