"Thinking of You" Postcard
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 Postcard, "Thinking of You" Single Art Design, 14x14cm, 300gsm, one side gloss. All proceeds donated to the Black and Pink Foundation.