In the summer of 2015, two men in Morocco were reported to have been persecuted for kissing in public. I remember reading the news and not even being able to process it.
Close your eyes for a second and reimagine the most magical kiss of your life.
I'm sure most of us have one. Right after you smack your lips and start singing whatever song in your mind, imagine being dragged off straight to jail and facing a sentence of two years. Just because you had a kiss.
Anyways, it turns out that same-sex relationships are illegal in Morocco and can be punished with imprisonment up to 5 years.
Well, that's life for you. I'm sure you have a guess over where I'm going with this. Since art IS life. I had no choice, but to paint it: Were you ever scared because you considered kissing someone? Well, guess what, millions of people still are.