Making some prints of my book covers!!! They all turned out really nice! (The ones to the right are some bite-sized test prints~)
Will let you know when I have them in my store! And since I have my own printer, if any of you ever want a print of my work that is not in the store, shoot me a message via tumblr or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
So I work at target now and one of my favorite things to do when I hear something in the next aisle fall is to drop what I’m doing and stand at the end of that aisle like so:
It’s even better when they attempt to ‘clean’ it and kick broken glass under the shelves.
[Painting of Death as a spectral nanny taking a child and infant away from their bereaved family. A detail shows the family’s house number is 1918.]
I never realized this until seeing the detail, but this painting is most likely about the flu pandemic.
it’s really interesting seeing death portrayed as a woman
Especially a a nurturer rather than a destroyer
The lady on the left I actually drew while quite wasted at a party. I was rather impressed with myself.
Am I next?
That’s the question aboriginal women are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a new online campaign to renew pressure on his government to call a national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women.
Coming on the heels of Harper’s "sociological phenomenon" blunder, the campaign is the brainchild of Holly Jarrett. She’s the cousin of Loretta Saunders, a 26-year-old Inuit student at Saint Mary’s University who was murdered earlier this year. At the time of her death, Saunders was working on her thesis on murdered and missing aboriginal women.
"She had come through a lot of the same kind of struggles that a lot women affected by colonialism and residential school stuff," Jarrett told PressProgress Friday, a day after launching the Am I Next campaign.
"We wanted to move it forward for her. She was really passionate about telling her story, to stand up and tell the brutal truth," said Jarrett, an Inuit from the Labrador coast who’s now based in Hamilton, Ont.
After organizing one of the largest petitions at change.org calling on the government to launch a public inquiry into hundreds of missing and murdered aboriginal women, Jarrett decided to launch the Am I Next campaign.
It’s inspired by the Inuktitut word ain, a term of endearment for someone you love in her native language.
Here are some of the faces of the viral campaign:
This is what comes to mind when people try to tell me there is no (or less) racism in Canada. Hundreds of aboriginal and First Nations women are missing, abused, and murdered, and our country and GOVERNMENT doesn’t care. It doesn’t. Indigenous women don’t matter to our government and it’s horrifying. Please click some of the above mentioned links and learn about these women and this campaign.
This article was posted on CBC last year. This is my hometown & local community. There are 2 serial rapists on the loose, raping & beating Aboriginal women as the men declare they don’t deserve their rights. The police are doing nothing and these men are still at large.
This is a local politician’s ad for the 2014 election in my city- disgusting. The amount of people who voted for her based on the ‘gravy train’ platform is disgusting. That our local paper agreed to run it is disgusting.
Working addictions I have seen the aftermath of the horrors Aboriginal women are forced to deal with on a daily basis, especially those who are part of the urban homeless population. These men & ladies usually end up on the streets, through no fault of their own, because of the systematic racism present in Canadian society. Being a young Métis women I have experienced (on a lesser severity) racism first hand myself, much of it from the non-Aboriginal side of my family.
I love Canada but this is not a perfect country by any means. Many, many Aboriginal issues remain ignored and swept under the rug by out government. Please share this. Read & educate yourself. Please add any relevant links to get the talks going about what is happening to our Brothers & Sisters.
Read about the Highway of Tears
Read about Idle No More
Read about the Residential School System
Read about Inuit & Fly In Reserve Food Prices
Read about Aboriginal Social Justice & the Legacy of Oppression
Read about Grassy Narrows Reservation
Words can not describe how appalled I am. The ad for the election makes me sick.
Thank you for sharing all the links and info.
zygodactylous I guess
edt: better pic (though the silver doesn’t show as nicely :c )