It felt strange to post without acknowledging this weekend’s events. I lived in Charlottesville for a decade. It’s the longest I’ve ever been somewhere and as close to a home town I’ve had. I grew up in a thousand ways there. So, while I think the blatant existence of nazis in our midst should be personal for everyone, this hit home extremely hard. Nazis marching past my old dorm on Friday night. Armed white supremacists swarming a park I walked through every morning to get to work. Nazis committing terror and murder a few blocks from my old office. And scores of agonized, strong, brave posts from my friends who are there and we’re in the streets, some direct witnesses of the attack. Former colleagues in the New York Times and on CNN. It’s been a lot to take in. And I’ll tell you what, I am angry. Furious. And I’m trying to find ways to move forward and fight. // Please know I am always giving out RESIST ribbons for free– DM your address. // Follow me on twitter (link in profile) if you want to join the conversation. // Pictured: I’m struggling to work right now, but getting some loose sketching done. #resist #fightback #sketchbook #solidarity
allisonsommers (Atelierbetriebe A. W. Sommers) shared for #art.