by Joamette Gil and Mia McKenzie
In BGD’s newest collection, “The Solidarity Struggle: How People of Color Succeed and Fail At Showing Up For Each Other In the Fight For Freedom,” writers, activists and artists of color share their visions for, and struggles with, solidarity at the intersections of PoC identity. How can we as Black people, Indigenous people and people of color, show up for each other? How are we succeeding and failing at that? Is there any hope for real solidarity between us? If not, what does that mean for us? If so, what will it take?
Edited by Mia McKenzie. Foreword by CeCe McDonald. Featuring Black Lives Matter organization co-founder Patrisse Cullors; writer Ngọc Loan Trần; comic artist Ethan Parker; activist and organizer Jennicet Gutiérrez; and more!
Check out one of our fave comics from the collection and get your copy of The Solidarity Struggle today!
Joamette Gil is a queer Afro-Cuban illustrator, cartoonist, and writer from the Miami diaspora. Her interdisciplinary degree in social justice and psychology gave her a language to identify the socioeconomic inequities her mom always called “la vida.” Now she works everyday to create her own language – a combination of images, words, and digital technologies – to tell the stories she was always waiting for.