- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
Hey guys, I don’t want to become super obnoxious about this because we live in a society that shuns women (especially black) for asking for help. But I really need your help. After a horrendous experience at the doctor this month, and having to come face to face with the reality that I might not be here long nor may I be able to do things like other able bodied women can, I decided than to spend another day crying in my bed and being consumed by depression I need to SEIZE LIFE!! None of us or promised tomorrow, so it’s time to stop putting off that dream for next year, next month, even next week! I have the opportunity to go to London Fashion Week, collaborate with other artists, expand my mind, even create a book about the experiences, BUT I NEED YOUR HELP! I cannot afford this on my own, but instead of asking for your money, i just need your vote! It’s easy to become cynical to see people raising thousands of dollars for potatoe recipes or dashcon, but all I am asking for is 5 mins of your time to click “Like first class <3" yes the site is a little buggy (if you use FB) and yes it might take time (im offering personalized thank you doodles if your registration takes longer than 15 mins) but by taking out only .0000002% of your life for me will not only bless me but I promise you will be blessed as well for paying it forward. I love you more than you could know, I appreciate the community I’ve been able to build online, I hope that you can
remember to click the heart that says “like 1st class” & register your vote! if I get 300 by August 31, 1st will send me there! EASY PEEZY
thanks for making my dream and reality, and if you ever need me know that I am hear wishing that your dreams come true too!
Another new print.
Lino-cut on reclaimed paper.
For the curious, the plants in the mortar and pestle (from left to right) are Yarrow, Rose, and Bilberry.
Hanging behind (also from left to right) are Valerian Root, Colts Foot, Red Clover, Dandelion, Lavender, Meadowsweet, Gravel Root, Purple Coneflower, and Marigold.
You can get a print HERE.
My plan to make a pattern every day last week did not work out, for various reasons. I did make this though, and it could probably be turned into a repeating pattern.
whats the meaning of life? son, its those little tiny pumpkins. the ones that are mad small. you know the ones i mean.
People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.
We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.
AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!"
-The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv. (via sara-the-narco)
This was spoken by Greg Thomas he gave his name and ASKED to be sourced and quoted. Lookin atchu OP…