Sarah Bahbah's 'Splash' Print will donate 100% of the proceeds In Support of BLM

Sarah Bahbah's 'Splash' Print will donate 100% of the proceeds In Support of BLM

Sarah Bahbah's 'Splash' Print will donate 100% of the proceeds In Support of BLM

Artist Sarah Bahbah is making her art into a form of action.

Artist Sarah Bahbah is making her art into a form of action.

Text: Hailee Milton

Sarah Bahbah is known for empowering her audiences to embrace self-love in its many forms. Thus this responsibility encourages her to be candid about her own experiences and mental health. As a form of her own self-love, the Palestina-Australian artist informed us that she would be taking a break from Instagram to step back from the triggers of social media weeks ago.

Having since returned to her platform after a 2-month hiatus, Sarah has made her intentions clear.

"I deactivated and left Instagram two months ago to take a break for my mental health. I need to be clear, I’m not back to resume my usual posting, there will be a time for that but it is not now," she wrote on Instagram. The artist continued, "I’m returning solely to use my platform and voice to provide necessary action steps we all need to take in order to become effective allies for our black community members and use our voice and privilege to advocate for REAL change."

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I deactivated and left Instagram two months ago to take a break for my mental health. I need to be clear, I’m not back to resume my usual posting, there will be a time for that but it is not now. I’m returning solely to use my platform and voice to provide necessary action steps we all need to take in order to become effective allies for our black community members and use our voice and privilege to advocate for REAL change. If you are white or a non-black POC like myself, you must STOP that impulse to share your opinion and LISTEN to the black community express themselves and not make it about YOU and your adversities and your own oppressions and suffering. This isn’t your time. You must say I HONOR you, I VALUE your input and you MATTER! If a black person is taking the time to educate you, DO NOT MAKE IT ABOUT YOU. I REPEAT. DO NOT MAKE IT ABOUT YOU. Drop your damn ego. Tell them you will do better and do your own RESEARCH on how to do better! In this post I have included strong black leaders and organizations who dedicate their ALL into educating white and non-black POC on the racial injustices the black community have faced for centuries and how we can all best show up! FOLLOW!! If you are learning from these individuals and organizations PLEASE consider contributing financially for their emotional and physical labor. Donate to their funds, paypals, venmo, and cashapp accounts they provide and show them you honor and value their work. Please use the comment section to acknowledge and bring attention to other strong black voices we should all follow. Please click on the link in my bio for direct resources on ways you can help and TAKE ACTION. I will be sharing on my story as well. PLEASE. This is so important.

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In the midst of the unjust killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many more, BahBah is using her voice to educate and further amplify the Black voice. As a non-Black person of color, she calls out to her followers to refrain from sharing their adversities and oppressions, as this is a time to listen to the Black community express themselves. Taking the time to reevaluate how she could contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement, Sarah BahBah announced last night how her art would be put towards that action.

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100% of the proceeds made from her new signed and numbered limited edition, Splash will be donated amongst the following organizations: @nowhitesaviors@tgijustice, and @thelovelandfoundation. From a minimum donation of $50 and a maximum of whatever you can, the consciously chosen piece has a significant meaning. As we are all making the transition into summer, she hopes it will not distract people from diving into the "work even when things quiet down on social media" and that they will "continue to make a positive splash in any way possible by taking action." Eloquently said. With over 600 donations in counting, visit Sarah BahBah's Shopify to grab your limited edition of Splash.

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