The truth behind my BLM painting.
During this time of quarantine, we have all had time to think, research, look deep within and figure out how we can make our lives better during these chaotic times. As a black woman and experiencing racism as early as elementary, this whole movement has hit home for me. Growing up, all we heard about were our people getting shot, suffering from poverty, lack of knowledge, abuse, etc. But it became normal to us, which isn't so normal for others. So to see so many people standing up for the rights of African Americans, people of color, and the injustice of many, really inspires me. I have had my own experiences but it doesn't compare at all to what others have been through. With this painting, what I felt was hurt, hope, peace, enlightenment, anger, sadness and love for this this world.
With all the information and disinformation being thrown at us everyday, I hope that this painting can enlighten you, give you hope and help you to stand up for what you believe in. We all deserve to be happy and to have peace of mind.
And that's why it's so important that we stay up to date, do our own research, get involved and do what we can to regain trust and justice in our communities.
Here is a time-lapse video of this BLM painting. I hope you enjoy.