Stand with Black Moms
risograph print, 11″ x 17″, 2020
STAND WITH BLACK MOMS is a collaborative community bouquet organized by Aimee Gilmore and made from the loving support of artist-mothers, addressing the inequities of the motherhood economy, and racial disparities that create barriers for Black mothers.
The collaboration took place through the virtual space over the last six months, in which each artist-mother contributed their own flower. This collection of unique drawings and images is our gesture of support, love, and action.
Printed on archival paper, 11” x 17”, 100% of the proceeds of this print will benefit these organizations/spaces that commit to supporting Black mothers. Funds raised will be distributed equally between all four organizations.
Contributing artist-mothers include: Nakeya Brown, Christen Clifford, Sarah Dolan, Katy Donoghue, Chantal Fischzang, Gayle Friedman, Aimee Gilmore, Amy Hughes Braden, Katrina Majkut, Jillian M. Rock and Anne C. Smith.
- Artist Mother Studio (Washington, DC) – Artist Mother Studio (AMS) is an itinerant, childcare supported, studio residency for artists with children. Donations will go towards the development of a scholarship program to support a Black Mother Artist.
- Bae Culture: Breastfeeding Awareness & Empowerment (Philadelphia, PA) – BAE aims to protect, promote and uplift Black breastfeeding by raising and creating spaces for breastfeeding empowerment.
- Black Mamas Matter Alliance – Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance whose work centers Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.
- Sibyls Shrine (Pittsburgh, PA) – Sibyls Shrine is a new artist residency program for Black women, womxn, trans women, and femmes who are mothers and identify as artists, creatives, and/or activists.
The Stand With Black Moms Print was produced in the PES Print Studio. PES’ Story Lab partners with creatives and practitioners to develop printed matter that cultivates discourse around important social justice issues. We aim to promote artists whose work is oriented around social impact and create safe spaces for those artists and their audiences alike.