4 years ago I was in my first semester graduate school at VCUarts . The day after the election, I made this work based on a protest sign from gay liberation. I added the words again and again to reflect how long these fights for queer, trans and non-binary people and black, brown and indigenous peoples has been going. I posted this photo on November 12, 2016 these words still ring run today.
“This week has put some perspective into my studio practice and reminded me why I make the type of work I do. I look forwards to using my agency as a maker, as an activist and as a student in an MFA program to expand my voice and the voice of others.
I don’t wish to move to another country. I want/will/always fight for a safer and more inclusive spaces that resists racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and all the other ism that foster hate and death.”
This Shirt is hand printed by GenderFail founder Be Oakley at Bushwick Print Lab on Blossom colored Comfort Colors - Garment-Dyed Heavyweight Long Sleeve T-Shirt.
6.1 oz., 100% ring spun cotton
Soft-washed garment-dyed fabric
Twill taped neck and shoulders
Double-needle bottom hem
Twill label & joker label