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Four Latinx artists fighting for reproductive rights

The Center for Cultural Power in Oakland, CA, works to empower BIPOC artists to create moving stories that advance reproductive justice and human dignity.

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Given the recent U.S. Supreme Court overrule of Roe v. Wade, it is a good moment to recognize four Latinx artists who are fighting back by creating content that helps educate the masses and shift cultural conversations around abortion and call people to action. These four artists are supported by The Center for Cultural Power in Oakland, CA, a women of color, artist-led organization, inspiring artists and culture makers to imagine a world where power is distributed equitably and where we live in harmony with nature.

1. Emulsify

Emulsify , whose real name is Mar, is a Brooklyn-based artist from Ecuador, who creates art to heal, learn, advocate, and imagine new worlds. They believe all art is powerful and political.

Mar lives in Brooklyn with their wife and spends a lot of time creating while snuggling their pups. M’s creative energy and love are a part of all they do: they are a trained abortion doula, founder of Emulsify Design, co-creator of What’s an Abortion, Anyway? and creative director of Arrebato, a space for Queer Trans Black & Brown community.

Through their work, Emulsify has made incredible friendships, learned from brilliant peers, and found their home.

2. Nina Yagual

Nina Yagual is a NYC-born, Florida raised, self taught artist. With ancestral roots spreading deep across native lands. Nina is determined to use her art to influence mass movements focused on racial justice. Her silly energy is brought balance when it’s time to talk about what it means to achieve total liberation.

3. Angelica Frausto

Angelica Frausto, aka Nerdy Brown Kid, is a digital artist and illustrator. She is a Xicana born and raised in the south side of Chicago. They draw to heal and raise awareness about issues that impact BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Their work is for and about women and femmes of color.

4. Elizabeth Blancas

Elizabeth Blancas is a first-generation queer Xicana artist based in the Bay Area. She strives to use art as a tool for resistance as well as a celebration of her community. Blancas specializes in murals and screen printing, and explores themes around culture, identity, womanhood and sexuality. Her work serves as a platform to empower LGBTQIA+ folks and communities of color.

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