WHY THIS SUBJECT? As a lesbian artist, I believe it is my responsibility to use my voice not only to stand up for the LGBTQ+ community but also to advocate for other marginalized communities.
WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT THE WORK? Combining my identity as a lesbian and the responsibility that I feel to stand up for others outside of my own communities, I created my poster based on the topic of lesbians as intersectional advocates. I used an overlapping sticker design to highlight a multitude of issues that I feel passionate about. After looking at my poster, I hope you feel inspired and energized to get out there and be the best intersectional advocate you can be!
WHAT WAS YOUR PROCESS? First, I created a mood board with images to inspire my poster. I then created a digital sketch so that I could refine my layout. Next, I used India ink on thick watercolor paper for the background, and I sketched my design on top with pencil. Then I went through and used acrylic paint for the main color of each sticker. Finally, I used paint markers and art pens for the lettering and details. Additionally, I added some glitter to the diamond embellishments.
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lesbian, gender, environmentalism, racism, "climate change is real', "homophobia, racism, sexism - recognize the connection", "pro choice, pro sex work, pro women", "wear your damn mask!", "abolish ICE", "the future is non-binary", "no human is illegal on stolen land", "trans people are magic", "elevate black women", "tolerating racism is racism", "black lives matter", "if it isn't intersectional it isn't feminism", "sisters not just cis-ters", to dismantle the patriarchy, white supremacy, the gender binary, capitalism"