This symbol, which is a blend of indigenous Taino imagery from the Dominican Republic and Ancient Etruscan references from Rome, is a symbol I developed to represent my work and identity. It features Atabey, the Taino goddess of fertility and the earth, the Taino symbol of the sun and Etruscan concentric circles, olive leaves, and the colors on the Italian flag and the Dominican flag.
Based off of a sketchbook doodle and rendered digitally.
As the world shifts into a realm of ardent political engagement, something that is not at all new to those who've known that for 400+ years #BlackLives systemically haven't #Mattered to the powers that be, we see the usual waves of social media participation from the masses. From the trending slacktivisms of petition signing and #BlackOutTuesday, to the corporate and celebrity efforts of addressing their silence with "we've been trying to find the words..." social media has r