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Hey everyone! I’ve got a request to make of you talented folks out there on Tumblr. I’ve seen some of your work, and gosh golly it is awesome.
Before I make my request, let me tell you a little bit about what I do. I blog here at STFU Fauxminists, obviously, but on weekends I’ve also been doing clinic escorting for a local abortion provider down here in Tampa, FL.
Right before I started escorting at this clinic, they had recently bought really beautiful and welcoming banners to hang on their fences to maintain patient privacy and discourage the counter-protesters that they have outside their gates regularly from yelling at and harassing patients.
Well, as many people know, vandalism at clinics is a huge problem and this is no exception.
A couple of weeks ago someone took a knife to these banners. They are entirely unfixable. The clinic really doesn’t have the money to replace them, so now there’s just an ugly blue tarp on the fence to keep the anti-choicers’ bullshit at bay.
So here’s where I got this neat idea that ya’ll can help me with.
I want to surprise this clinic with a giant collage of pro-choice, pro-reproductive rights, pro-woman*, etc. art pieces from around Tumblr mounted on a more sturdy board. Obviously nothing is going to be impervious to vandalism, but I still think this would just be a great surprise for the wonderful women that work at this clinic who endure daily harassment and multiple instances of vandalism (just a few months ago they had to replace their entire video surveillance system because someone took a baseball bat to it). They have to deal with all of this on top of the ridiculous standards placed upon them by the Florida legislature, etc. These women are tough and they deserve some appreciation.
So I’m hoping to collect submissions of art from anyone who wants to make it. Whether you think you have talent or not. Whether you think your idea is good or not. I WANT YOUR AWESOME ART.
THE MORE THE BETTER. MULTIPLE PIECES. BIG PIECES. LITTLE PIECES. FANDOM RELATED IS FINE, TOO, AS LONG AS IT’S ALSO PRO-CHOICE THEMED. FUCKING STICK FIGURES ARE FINE. WRITE ME SOMETHING. POETRY. A LIMERICK. ANYTHING. EVEN JUST WORDS OF THANKS OR ENCOURAGEMENT.
JUST GIMME UR ART AND STUFF.
Then I’m gonna put them all together and I’ll put a picture of the finished product on my blog and if you like, I’ll link to your blog and promote you and your art!
I know it’s not much that I have to offer, but yeah. Please please please contribute if you can. And if you don’t want to/can’t contribute a piece, please reblog this so others can see it!
You can either submit your pieces in my submit box here, e-mail them to me at STFUFauxminists@gmail.com, or message me for details on how to send them via snail mail.
Thank you for reading this and hopefully reblogging. Thank you to all who plan to submit. I’ll be taking submissions until the end of November!
*not just women, trans and non-binary inclusivity is also welcome!
What a sweet idea! Will you post pictures when it’s up?
Considered the most politically active First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford co-founded the Betty Ford Center for chemical dependency rehabilitation, worked to reduce the stigma of addiction, was active in the feminist and women’s rights movement, lobbied to support the ERA, worked to make the arts accessible to everyone, worked on projects to support people with disabilities, and was unapologetically pro-choice. She defended her priorities as wife and mother, and said that those who chose to be housewives and homemakers deserved respect and equal rights, but also supported women in the workforce.
She was name TIME Magazine’s “Woman of the Year” in 1975, was the first recipient of the National Women’s Party’s Alice Paul Award, and had an award named after her by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Betty Ford died July 8, 2011, at the age of 93.