Loesje is simultaneously a world wide collective of people who want to make the world a more positive creative place; and a girl from the Netherlands. The local Loesje groups write and spread posters signed by the girl Loesje, with texts about everything that happens in society. Loesje texts are mostly positive and funny, and at the same time critical, wanting to stimulate the viewers to see things from new perspectives, and take action in their own lives. Loesje texts are not trying to tell you what to think; instead they often invite to many different interpretations.
Anyone is welcome to join making the posters in text writing workshops, and to join other creative activities and projects. The posters are published here on the Internet, where anyone can freely download them, print them and hang them up.
Most of the people in Loesje are young, but there are no age limits. You don’t have to subscribe to any particular opinions to join Loesje, but the activities are based on a humanistic value base, which means believing in the power of and solidarity between people, and refrain from social exclusion.
Loesje was founded in 1983 and since 1994 the foundation Loesje International exists. This website is run by the international foundation, and all Loesje groups are welcome to publish their material here.
The key values of Loesje are: Showing solidarity, being Anti-authoritarian, being Sexually free, Showing Initiative, being Decisive, being A-religious and being Independent.