Influenced by artists and activists, Blackbird Revolt was founded because we felt compelled to engage our community through art and design. The idea to form a company came about in Fall of 2016. We noticed the continued lack of representation and the intentional exclusion of diverse voices from the dominant narrative. We are an alternative to that exclusion.
At Blackbird Revolt, we act as a platform for conscious creatives looking to transform our communities. We want to find ways to support the causes we care about, while providing opportunities for others to do the same. Through design we aim to inspire people to engage in activism and movement work. Blackbird Revolt aspires to break the social & political barriers that keep us caged. Our designs go beyond media and apparel, we find creative solutions to help challenge the way people move through the world.
Photo by Ivy Vainio.
So why you wanna fly Blackbird, You ain’t ever gonna fly
You ain’t got no one to hold you, You ain’t got no one to care
If you’d only understand dear, Nobody wants you anywhere
In the song, Nina Simone speaks to the experiences of Black women. At Blackbird Revolt, we work to understand the realities of intersectionality in order to better support folks in our community that are disproportionately targeted by systems of oppression and violence. We unapologetically center these voices and work to ensure that we find ways to build power within our community.
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