I got a chance to talk to @refinery29 about this series & it’s intention – – this work is an act of healing for me and I hope for you too. I want the streets to truly represent us and for that we gotta reclaim them. I believe in this work and its importance – I make posters available for free on my website www.theunapologeticallyseries.format.com under community posters and there are shirts for sale in the online store- Were trying to bring this work to LA and host a social like we do in the east coast, but we need your help! Check out out the Kickstarter on the link in bio & watch the short film we made and check out the incentives. Thank you so so so much for the support. 😩💕🤜🏽🤛🏽🦇 for us by us. Always.
This is a visual and audio series created by Johanna Toruño, a writer/creator originally from El Salvador, with a goal to empower POC communities. All of the posters are her poems (unless she’s quoting another artist) and she posts them up around New York City wherever she can. She says that the posters are a way to “combat the whiteness of the streets, the lack of representations on the street”. She does this by creating posters with images of people of color, her poetry, and other artists who wouldn’t usually be heard.
Her posters are available to purchase for yourself or to post up around your communities on her website. We hope to see these posters spread around all communities!
Where to find her:
- Check out The Unapologetically Brown Series website here
- You can buy her prints & T-shirts here
- Click here for free community posters
How to glue up posters:
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup of wheat flour
- 4 cups of water
- a couple tablespoons of sugar
Once the water boils, add in the wheat flour and stir thoroughly to make sure there are no lumps. Turn off the heat and add a little bit of sugar for stickiness, and use the mixture ASAP (within 2-3 days). Use a paint roller to post up your poster!
Disclaimer: pasting posters on other peoples property can lead to arrest, paste at your own risk if you’re not pasting on your own property!