Chris Hadfield, Norman Kember, Jimmy Wales, Jess Thom, Leyla Hussein (clockwise)
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Freedom 2014: What freedom looks like to me

What does freedom look like? As part of the BBC's freedom2014 season, we are exploring how freedom is visualised around the world.

We asked five people what freedom looks like to them and we hope their answers will inspire you to create your own artwork, illustrations and images.

For astronaut Chris Hadfield, an image he took of Berlin at night from space - particularly stood out for him as he felt it represented freedom.

But for former hostage Norman Kember, who was detained in Iraq for four months, his garden embodies liberty.

Leyla Hussein is a prominent campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM). For her, books represented freedom and a chance to escape from the worries she faced.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales thinks the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC, and more specifically a quote by US President Thomas Jefferson inscribed on the memorial is a lesson for all. "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

Artist Jess Thom has Tourette's syndrome, a neurological condition that is characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics. For Jess, her wheelchair has opened up new worlds for her.

But what about you? What does freedom look like to you?

We want to showcase the best of your submissions across the BBC so please take a look at how to get involved.

You can email, upload here or get involved in the global conversation using the hashtag #freedom2014.

  • 28 Jan 2014