Like a Root Our Compassion Can Sprout (dedicated to The H.M.A.N)
6 x 6 inches (15.24 cm x 15.24 centimeters)
Risograph Print by Risolve Studios (Lancaster, PA)
Printed on Domtar Earthchoice Vellum Bristol Cream 67 Ib paper stock
Scarlet Red 032U and Violet 265U ink colors
Illustrations by Emma Kohlmann
Design and prose by Charlotte Kohlmann
THE H.M.A.N WEBSITE: hman.love
This print is dedicated to The Herbal Mutual Aid Network Organization (The H.M.A.N) co-founded by Yves B. Golden + Remy Maelen. Please visit their website hman.love for more information on this project, ways to get involved, and ways to support.
************Information below is taken from hman.love website***************
"H.M.A.N. is a grassroots organization providing free plant-based care for Black people seeking support due to the ongoing crisis of racial violence + injustice.
Our mission is to respond + adapt to the evolving needs of Black people in this climate of rebellion against white supremacy by: creating a care ecosystem of cooperative economics– using donated funds to pay + promote the work of Black artists + healers, enabling peer-to-peer care at no cost to those needing support. Building a dimensional platform for conversation on care + art related to embodiment, centering QT/BIPOC/disabled voices. Insisting that equity is an essential pillar of any business providing care, and that “wellness” without equity is simply hoarding resources. Spreading the message that Black people are entitled to the utmost love and care, and that the lives of Black disabled, trans and/or woman identified people must be protected at all costs.
Currently our work consists in:
➛ Shipping hundreds of care boxes to Black people + Black-led community organizations coast-to-coast, including herbs + other plant-based personal care items tailored to their unique requests
➛Creating protest safety kits for distribution in LA + NYC, including herbal formulas for first aid, immune support, emotional safety + PPE
➛Supplying Black community herbalists + front line organizers with bulk materials to formulate care for themselves + their communities
➛Paying Black herbalists to co-create collaborative in-house formulas for our upcoming “free brand”
➛Creating a live online database network of herb growers + local mutual aid groups where we can all stay connected on current projects + asks– a tool for seeking care *and* collaborating on our mutual aid initiatives, coast-to-coast
➛Building an online journal as a platform for conversation on care + art related to embodiment, centering QT/BIPOC/disabled voices
➛Directly funding urgent care for Black trans + disabled individuals."