When we say Black lives matter, Trans lives matter and Indigenous lives matter, we mean this. However, matter is the minimum. We need to move beyond the minimum and behave in anti-racist, anti-transphobic and anti-homophobic ways. This means more than just wearing a shirt, of course. However, we believe it's a good place to start. We personally have learned a lot through many activists in these spaces and one we really like is Ibram X. Kendi. You can find a link to his text below.
"At the rallies I’ve been to lately for black lives, a lot of us have started using the chant and painting signs that say “matter is the minimum”. I was wondering if you guys could do something with that statement on a shirt or sweatshirt. I think the sentiment behind it, that matter is the baseline and more care and validation needs to happen, is really valuable and really gets the message across that we will not stop at just acknowledging and accepting ones existence in society but rather we are looking for liberation."
FIT & FEATURES: / Relaxed unisex fit / 100% soft cotton / Runs true to size
When European explorers 'discovered' lands on the other continents, there were already people living there. All too often the explorers took the land away from the native or indigenous peoples and either killed them or suppressed them. In many cases, the native languages and cultures were suppressed and the natives were forced to adopt Western ways. Unfortunately, this isn't just a thing of the past -- many Indigenous Peoples and their cultures are still threatened today.
10% percent of proceeds for this t-shirt will go back to Indigenous Communities, i.e.,