The Creatives4SystemicChange Collective is Raising Funds for the Black Trans Community

The Creatives4SystemicChange Collective is Raising Funds for the Black Trans Community

The Creatives4SystemicChange Collective is Raising Funds for the Black Trans Community

$10 for original pieces, and systemic change. A two-for-one deal for the ages.

$10 for original pieces, and systemic change. A two-for-one deal for the ages.

Text: Dante Silva

Creatives4SystemicChange is an entirely digital collective of creatives—including artists, photographers, designers, etc.—looking to stand in solidarity with the Black trans community. They recognize solidarity to be an ongoing act, extending beyond pastel graphics shared on story highlights (though those certainly have their place). Their efforts are working towards direct, tangible change, amplifying the voices of those left unheard for far too long.

The collective consists of contributors ranging from design students to established brands, and all the experimental innovators in between. All have donated pieces of art, photographs, prints, or other pieces of their work to be raffled off here, starting tomorrow until July 4th. 

Among pieces available are Eckhaus Latta’s ‘True Blue Jeans’, Paula Canovas del Vas’ ‘Diablo Flats’, and rage dancing sessions with Julliard trained Matilda Sakamoto. Entries are kept to minimal costs, only $10 apiece, so as to ensure the general public has opportunities to earn pieces they otherwise might not be able to afford. 

A majority of proceeds go towards the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, For the Gworls, and the Okra Project, each committed to addressing harm faced at the intersection of marginalized identities. The remaining portion will be redistributed to Black artists, working to address a need for internal change within the creative community. 

Hopefully, we can each find $10 (at least) to donate. The pieces, while each equal parts fabulous and flamboyant, are only the avant-garde icing on top. 

Credits: Image depicts designer Martine Rose for Interview Magazine

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