I'm freaked TF out about what's going on in this war on women these days, and I feel so lost about how to use my voice and my energy to help. So I will just say that I stand tall with all of my sisters. Those who are against us will do what they will, but they will not grind us down.
I couldn't focus on any work on Friday, reading through so many articles about all the laws curtailing reproductive rights of people with uteruses, so I sat down to draw some of my feelings. I was inspired not just by the Margaret Atwood quote from the Handmaid's Tale (nonsense Latin that translates to "Don't let the bastards grind you down"), but also by the quote "They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds," from Mexican activists.
The flowers were all carefully chosen to represent this cause. From left to right, Oxalis represents motherly love, Violets represent love between women, Birdsfoot Trefoil represents revenge, and Eglantine Rose represents a wound to heal.
If you'd like to have your own copy of this illustrated quote, you can download a printable PDF below.
• Download "Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum" here (PDF) - prints on 8.5" x 11" paper
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• Use regular printer paper or high-quality matte photo paper, depending on your preference