Entry Title: "BLACK LIVES MATTER"
Name:
SASHALYNILLO
, United States
Category and Expertise: Illustration, Professional


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http://sashalynillo.com/


Entry Description:

I have a great interest in protests, most recently being involved in a march which fights for the rights of African Americans, who have been heavily mistreated and killed by New York City Policemen. Most victims are young black men, who have committed no crime but are still brutally murdered and given no justice. I marched with all of the protestors, not only chanting Black Lives Matter!, but drawing and walking at the same time. There is something so lively and exciting about the screams of others, that it makes me want to keep moving and drawing, and very quickly. I learned how to get everything down, pen to paper quickly. If I could not get the man marching by with the sign, I would snap a photo and finish drawing at home. I am hoping that my art can shine some sort of light on these important issues.

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