Over the last few weeks, between managing paralyzing empathy, abject horror at how people treat each other, just what it all means, and how I fit into the equation, I’ve done a lot of soul searching.
I’m no closer to answers than I was before (beyond the conclusion that a lot more people could have used a steady duet of punk rock and skateboarding during their formative years), but I did conclude that I can use this platform for a little bit of good.
As I have with various art auctions, as well as donations made to various non profits over the years, I decided to lean on Snakehawk to bang out this here shirt design, 100% of the profits from which I’ll donate to Oakland’s Black Futures Lab, who (as they so eloquently put it) work with Black people to transform our communities, building Black political power and changing the way that power operates—locally, statewide, and nationally.
Details which you might or might not care about are that they’re printed in San Francisco, California by real, live human beings on Bella + Canvas 3200 shirts.
Anyway, it’s a small gesture, but hopefully one that makes a big impact.
Go forward with your heart on your sleeve, and fist on your chest.