Artwork > Other work 2011-2015

THUG/LIFE social justice black queer feminism
6" x 4"

These are mock-ups for the first three cards in this series, which were presented as part of "Hands Up Don't Shoot: Artists Respond" a multi-venue exhibition in Saint Louis and Ferguson, Missouri and RESPOND, a show at Smack Mellon in New York City. The cards are free for viewers to take. The series was a response to the media coverage of the Michael Brown shooting, other shootings like it, and the subsequent protests across the country. The cards re-appropriate the term "thug" (originally a hindi term for "bandit") from white supremacist rhetoric as a strategy to assert resistance and dignity. I plan to continue with this series, which focuses on the political and social resistance of women of color within the context of global racism and patriarchy.

I'm offering these cards as a set that can be mailed within the continental US. I will send you two of each card (6 total), so that you can continue the spirit of the project and give a set away as a gift, helping to spread the word about these amazing women. The $5 covers shipping and printing costs. Thanks for your support! Please contact me if you're interested in getting larger numbers printed for a show in a gallery or educational space.

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