When Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law HB 1557 (commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill), it took away children’s rights to have open conversations about self identity in the classroom. Now, one year later, he’s launching a book about being free.

In response, BBH USA and The Alliance for the LGBTQ Youth invited us to collaborate on this amazing book, “The Courage to be Truly Free”, that serves as an educational tool for kids—and lawmakers alike—to learn about love, acceptance, and embracing who you truly are.

It follows a young zebra named CoCo on a journey of self discovery. Along the way, CoCo meets a variety of animal friends who help them be brave by teaching about self-reliance and community.

Agency: BBH USA 
Client: Alliance for LGBTQ Youth
Illustrations: Gabi Emmerich, Fliras, Marina Oliveira, Victor Beuren, Amaury FIlho

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