Description For Black Womxn
I asked myself what true liberation looked like. True liberation from hate-infested policies and violence against Black womxn. A liberation that cares for us, invests in us, and listens to us. A liberation without police, prisons, and oppressive religious institutions. To be honest, because true liberation is so far away, I couldn’t even visualize it. I just know what with each action and brush stroke I take, I’m helping to create that future.
Description For ‘Eerbody Else
I really wish I could tell you what a truly liberated future looks like. I spent months asking myself and other Black womxn this question, “What does liberation for Black womxn look like?” But how do you visualize peace, sustenance, and self-care? How do you visualize a world without police, prisons, and oppressive religious institutions? What does a world without violence look like, distilled into a 26 X 26 inch illustration? To be honest, I don’t know. I can’t know this liberated future because it is clouded by trauma and hate-filled fog. All I know is that it starts somewhere, so I began to paint. I painted this piece to communicate the action that I’m taking towards a future that I can’t even imagine and will probably die before seeing. I’m sure that when it’s finished, it will be be better than I could have even imagined. My question remains, what does liberation for Black womxn look like, and furthermore, what are you doing to help me get there?