BLACK TRANS LIVES ARE PRECIOUS
(Art Fundraiser for No Justice No Pride)
"How many more lives have to drop to get America to understand that we are human too? And we still manage to love through all the hate that we get. When is it going to stop?” - Kimberlee Taylor
May you nurture the powers that illuminate it
This poster project was made to serve as a daily visual reminder to protect Black Trans Lives. A reminder to take accountability for our existence and rewrite the culture of lives
The art created by Shyama Kuver will print on 18X12 glossy or matte poster All proceeds will be donated to No Justice No Pride.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS
"Dedicated to justice for Black and brown trans women and sex workers’ housing, No Justice No Pride is the spiritual successor to STAR — and they’re just getting started." - Samantha Riedel for They
No Justice No Pride is a collective of organizers and activists from across the District of Columbia working to end the LGBT movement’s complicity with systems of oppression that further marginalize queer and trans individuals.
Their members are black, brown, queer, trans, gender nonconforming, bisexual, indigenous, two-spirit, formerly incarcerated, disabled, and white allies.
There can be no pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.
THE OMI COLLECTIVE
The Omi Collective is a group of diverse multidisciplinary artists living and working on occupied Piscataway land. They work to maintain a conscious support of the artists' creative process and the communities that they occupy. Their art and artivism works to build spaces grounded in the healing frequencies of color while nuturing community accountability within an abolitionist feminist framework.
Shyama Kuver (she/her) is a community and self taught artist. Her artistic practice is inspired by her queer and Indo-Fijian identities, a deep love for speculative fiction, and growing up in pre-tech San Francisco. From a young age art was a place for exploration in her search for belonging. Without a solid national, racial, or ethnic identity, and a complicated (mis)understanding of motherland monoliths, her artistic style speaks to the multicultural, spiritual, and experiential contexts that have shaped her life and career.