Our company, Holly McCaig Creative, LLC stands with the black community and will be doing ongoing support for our black artist colleagues. You can expect me to continue to promote and share their work on our social media on Instagram each week. Bringing light to these artists is important to do, especially in our Instagram feeds. Instagram feeds are forever (Stories are just 24 hours). As a somewhat larger platform, I have the opportunity to share with my audience this talent that otherwise goes unseen because of algorithms. We encourage you to click on these posts. Open them up and see the message. Visit their social accounts and comment. When we comment on their posts the algorithm notices this. It is my goal to also add more designers to our shop from the black community. I’ve always felt called to help other artists be seen. As a designer I know how hard it is to be found, and now that I have a larger platform, I can do that. My team here feels supported and I will protect them to the ends of the earth.
At Holly McCaig Create, LLC and Holly Pixels we believe that Black Lives Matter. And we will not tolerate hate.
We also encourage you to take action (I will update these as I find more ways to support and take action):
Today, Friday, June 5th is Breonna’s birthday. The officers that killed her are still free. Use these hashtags today to flood social media; #SayHerName and #BirthdayforBreonna
Donate to the Louisville Community Bail Fund (where protestors are being arrested)
Text FLOYD to 55156 to sign Color of Change’s petition calling on Mayor Frey to block the Minneapolis officers from receiving their pensions and from becoming officers again.
Contact Your Elected Official (the NAACP created a form you can use)
Colorado Freedom Fund – I personally donated here to help bail for protestors in Colorado.
This page on Cosmo’s website lists other places to donate and petitions to sign.
Remember, this doesn’t stop when things die down. This support and action has to be forever.
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