Once per week at Franklin High School I teach an art class called the Art of Resistance & Resilience. Moved by the the look of grief and trauma on my students faces the day after the presidential inauguration, I decided to start this class because signing petitions and writing to politicians who may or may not listen to me was not enough. So I set out to create a safe space for students to channel their feelings into art that resists injustices everywhere. We’ve mainly focused on screen printing t-shirts, posters and hijabs, in addition to making pins. The following images showcase their accomplishments from this last semester. This class is made possible by donations. Please contact me if you’d like to contribute a donation.
These bold blush brush earrings are the first in a series of various other brush earrings.
I am obsessed with this holographic leather. I call this bag Moonbow, named after the rainbows moonlight creates. This bag also features 100% bees waxed denim. More coming soon via my online store http://www.laurenholloway.bigcartel.com.
All of these handmade 100% cotton t-shirts are upcycled from thrift stores and appliquéd with scraps from the cutting room that I saved from bag making. Originally I just made one for myself to to wear at Franklin High School, where I’m an educator, for a historic day in Seattle on October 19, 2016 when over 2000 educators from Seattle Public Schools wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts to show solidarity for Black students, families, and staff. By popular demand, I made several more for other students and staff and now I’m making a limited run of them for the public. 25% of all sales go to Franklin High School’s Black Student Union to purchase books on Black history, current cultural, social and political issues, and memoirs in addition to healthy snacks for their after school club.
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The new mini size is as much purse as it is backpack. It’s just the right size to fit a book, sweater, a piece of fruit, and a water bottle plus a side pocket big enough to fit most smart phones. The straps are constructed with texturized leather straps and metal clasps for extra durability. 100% slow fashion – designed and constructed to last years.
This new style perfectly distributes the weight across the chest and accommodates all body types.