"Thinking of You" Postcard - Proceeds Donated to the Black and Pink Foundation
Black and Pink are a queer centered prison abolition organization. One of their main initiatives is inmate correspondance. Their penpal program connects incarcerated LGBTQ+ people with LGBTQ+ on the outside. The "Thinking of You" single art was designed to look like a postcard; all proceeds from this merch postcard will be donated to an organization that assures incarcerated queer people that we're Thinking of Them!
Inmate penpal programs are a great way to take action against the prison industiral complex and remotely give back. If you're looking for a way to do so, I encourage you to learn more about Black & Pink's penpal program! If you're not queer but still interested in being a penpal, there's lots of other orgs that can facilitate this.
"Because we not only imagine a world without prisons, we demand it." - Black and Pink.
"Black and Pink was founded in 2005 and is a national prison abolitionist organization dedicated to dismantling the criminal punishment system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by the system through advocacy, support, and organizing."
- From their website, blackandpink.org
About the Penpal Program:
"At Black & Pink, we coordinate a nationwide penpal program in which we match incarcerated members with penpals who correspond, build relationships, and participate in harm reduction and affirmation. For an incarcerated LGBTQIA2S+ person, corresponding with someone on a regular basis is itself a harm reduction strategy, giving that person a support network outside of prison."
- From their website. Learn more at blackandpink.org/penpal-newsletter/
Black and Pink have published a ground-breaking report of how incarceration disproportionately affects LGBTQIA2S+ people. Read "Coming out of Concrete Closets" at blackandpink.org.
Limited Edition Merch