This Friday is the Day of Silence, a day dedicated to bringing attention to the harassed and bullied LGBTQ students in the country and across the world, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). We want to offer Figs the chance to support this movement and everything that it stands for.
On April 20, the Day of Silence, Figment’s homepage will be silent. The Handpicked Figs will feature blank stories. These stories will not have anything inside of them–the stories will be silent.
If you’d like to participate, create a story on Figment, but leave the content blank. You can title your piece whatever you’d like and you can use the description to explain why you’re participating, but the story itself should be empty. Tag your story dayofsilence2012 and post it before 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 19. Five random stories will be chosen to represent Day of Silence on the homepage. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Please read the promotional guidelines here.