Hello to all my current & new followers, as well as others who were lead here to this post.
As we can all see, in this frightening chapter in our human history, the law enforcement agencies, who are sworn to serve and protect the innocent, can no longer be trusted. Many innocent black people, such as George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and Regis Korchinski-Paquet, murdered for, what is painfully clear to us all now, racial discrimination. & considering that June is Pride Month, where an equally vile discriminating bias plagues the LGBT community as well, I'm sure a lot of you, myself included, feel powerless, & wish to show financial & visual support for the victims, the black, and LGBT communities. I'm not one to no longer sit on my hands & do nothing, hoping that help "just arrives", especially since Regis, one of the victims I've mentioned, is practically close to home. So I'm suspending my current projects & offer my talent to assist in these trying times.
I am commissioning art pieces of either you, or an original character of yours, supporting both BLM & the LGBT community, that you may use as profile photos for your social media platforms. All proceeds will be split among two organizations; The American Civil Liberties Union, and Mermaids, an organization dedicated to supporting trans and gender diverse children, young people, and families in the UK. As I'm unsure of how many commissions will come in, I'm limiting myself to working on 5 commissions at a time, to avoid burnout.
There's more; in addition to these commission pieces, I've also opted to donate any and all money made from the sales of my music from bandcamp to these organizations as well for this month. However, please do not feel bad if you feel that my art is not for you. If you still wish to help, & learn more about what you can do to help, I've provided links to the ACLU, Mermaids, and a link to numerous resources & memorial funds you can donate to. I implore to all of you; please do not stay silent on this matter, as this brutality rages on. Stay safe, stay informed, & more importantly, don't let up. I know I won't.