It's true - all lives matter. Unfortunately, we still live in a society that disproportionately abuses and devalues the lives of black people. I had hoped I wouldn't have to ever make this design. Black Lives Matter should be a given by now... but the Uprising during the Spring of 2020 in response to the murder of George Floyd in the hands of police has led me here. Black Lives Matter. Always.
Not only when we are confronted with awful images of modern day lynchings. Black Lives Matter. Always.
Not only when it is convenient or trending on social media. Black Lives Matter. Always.
Black Women. Black Men. Black Trans Folks. Black Children. Black Elders. Black Queers. Black Disabled Folks. Black Sex Workers. Black Folks With A Substance Use Disorder. Black Folks Who Are or Have Been Incarcerated. Black Folks Who Are Just Trying To Get By. These People Matter. These Black Live Matter. Always. All Black Lives Matter. Always.
This art features the phrase 'Black Lives Matter' intertwined with a colorful bouquet of flowers. The statement 'no one is free until we are all free' helps frame this design.
Frame this piece to display proudly at home, in your office or in your local community center; or gift it as inspiration to your favorite radical heart!
Purchase of this item includes a donation to the Philadelphia Coalition for Racial Economic and Legal Justice (REAL). This grassroots organization takes direct action to actualize the ideals represented in this art.