Illustration initially created for the Tsuru for Solidarity sticker-pack, supporting a movement of Japanese Americans opposing immigration detention and family separation.
For my design I wanted to center the concept of solidarity, and how it differentiates from charity. I’ve been thinking about the magic of mutual aid and the wisdom of mushrooms. I’m resisting the urges to self-protect, to shut down, and to self-isolate. If our mental health, communities, and society are going to get through this (and future) crises, we need to acknowledge and reinforce our linkages! Chinese-American activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs embodied the practices of solidarity in her life and work, and I hope we can all emulate her more!
This piece is distributed with permission from the Boggs Foundation.