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Visions from the Inside: Day 3

As originally posted on Visions From The Inside
By Francis Mead
By Francis Mead

“When I got here they initially told me that I didn’t have a right to anything because of my deportations.”
-Excerpt from the letter

LINK TO LETTER: http://borderlandbruja.com/blog/mother-39-and-daughter-2/

ARTIST STATEMENT: “What inspires my drawing is the spirit and resiliency of our peoples, womyn and children in particular, who continue to live, resist and love each other despite the borders and prisons that tear apart our families and communities. I was moved by the strength of the mother in the letter, and mothers everywhere who continue to nurture life through their love. I wanted that to be reflected in the drawing with the mother and child close, embraced by the earth, flowers, butterflies, [and] ancestors. A reflection of what we are fighting for; our communities and families.” -Francis Mead


Visions From The Inside is a collaborative project between 15 visual artists and detained migrants at Karnes Detention Center.

CultureStrike in partnership with Mariposas Sin Fronteras, End Family Detention and 15 artists from across the country, brings you Visions From The Inside, a visual art project inspired by letters penned by detained migrants.

By visually illustrating these letters we aim to bring awareness and a better sense of the realities that people are experiencing inside of for-profit detention facilities, what led them to migrate in the first place and, most importantly, highlighting the resiliency of the migrant spirit.

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