what is redistribution?
Redistribution is similar to donating but is different in a very important way. Redistribution is "the distribution of something in a different way, typically to achieve greater social equality." - Oxford Languages. The word and act of redistribution focuses on contribution that comes from a place of social justice and works to create equity and provide reparations. In comparison, donations, while sometimes having similar motivations, is often considered non-mandatory gifting while redistribution is a necessary act about continuously combating injustice and changing the systems that create the injustice in the first place.
about the nonprofits/groups I redistribute to
Brown Sisters Speak
Their mission is “to increase awareness of mental health issues affecting women of color and the stigmas around them. We educate, empower, and advocate for women of color living with or supporting someone with a mental health condition.” -brownsistersspeak.org.
Learn more at brownsistersspeak.org, @brownsistersspeak on Instagram, and @BrownSistersSpk on Twitter.
For Our Sibs
“We are an Atlanta-based collective that centers Black trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and intersex folks. We are committed to creating financial and housing security for our sibs.” - foroursibscollective.com.
Learn more at foroursibscollective.com and @foroursibs on Instagram and Twitter.
“FroSkate is a skate crew that exists to provide safe-space and resources for the underrepresented skate community. We center Black, Indigenous + POC skaters in the femme, trans, + GNC community, and believe in gathering together because ‘falling is easier with friends’ who look like you. We aim to provide welcoming, supportive, and encouraging environment for all love and no hate that extends beyond the board.” - Instagram @_froskate_ .
Learn more at @_froskate_ on Instagram and @FroSkate on Twitter.
Indigenous Climate Action
Indigenous Climate Action's work “inspires, connects, and supports Indigenous peoples, reinforcing their place as leaders in climate change discourse and driving solutions for today and tomorrow. Their work is grounded in four main pathways. Gatherings, resources and tools, amplifying voices, and supporting Indigenous sovereignty.” - indigenousclimateaction.com.
Learn more at indigenousclimateaction.com, @indigenousclimateaction on Instagram, @Indigenous_ca on Twitter, Indigenous Climate Action on Facebook, Indigenous Climate Action on Youtube.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy: Colorado Wildfires Recovery Fund
"The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) Colorado Wildfires Recovery Fund supports communities across the state as they work to rebuild and recover from wildfires. The fund will support families and entire communities as they recover, through targeted grantmaking that prioritizes medium- to long-term recovery needs as identified by the community." - https://disasterphilanthropy.org/cdp-fund/cdp-colorado-wildfires-recovery-fund/
Brown Girls Climb
"BGC is a social enterprise which strives to facilitate mentorship, provide access, uplift leadership, and celebrate representation in the outdoors and climbing for People of the Global Majority*.
*We use "people of the global majority" (PGM) interchangeably with "black, indigenous, and people of color" (BIPOC), since black, indigenous, and people of color represent over 80% of the world’s population. This wording points out the demographic inaccuracy of the euphemism "minority" and can feel more empowering for some people." - https://www.browngirlsclimb.com/about/
Learn more at https://www.browngirlsclimb.com/
"Lifeprint.com or ASLU is an online American Sign Language curriculum resource center. ASLU provides many free self-study materials, lessons, and information." - Lifeprint.com
Learn more at Lifeprint.com
Jay's Transition Fund
Jay is a sweet and kind and beautiful human who is raising money for their gender confirmation surgery. Please support them in their dream to live as their authentic self.
Read more about their story and support at https://www.gofundme.com/f/jaystransitionfund
Denver Community Fridges
"Denver Community Fridge is a mutual aid project aimed at combatting food insecurity and reducing food waste in the Denver Metro area, which is located on the stolen land of the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and Ute. We are a prison-industrial complex (PIC) abolitionist group that works in alignment with the movement for Black liberation and restoration of Indigenous sovereignty." - Denver Community Fridges
Read more about their story and support at https://denvercommunityfridges.com/
Cobalt Abortion Fund
"The Cobalt Abortion Fund provides direct financial assistance to individuals seeking abortion care. We partner with a variety of clinics across Colorado to provide financial support for abortion procedures as well as practical support costs like travel, meals, or lodging. We can provide funding to anyone seeking care at one of our partner clinics, regardless of [Colorado] residency. Access to abortion care should not depend on your zip code." - Cobalt Abortion Fund
Read more about their story and support at https://cobaltaf.org/
At the end of every year quarter (Jan-March, Apr-Jun, July-Sept, Oct-Dec), I take the price of each print, sticker, wholesale order, commission, etc. sold and redistribute 20% of the price. Some products go to certain groups but those that do not are split between all of the groups.
Redistribution receipts can be found below or on my Instagram (@_empath_art_) under a story highlight labelled " 20% RECEIPTS".
Please let me know if you would like me to show or do this differently!
January - September 2022
September - December 2021
June 16th - September 15th, 2021
April 15th - June 15th 2021
January - April 15th 2021
September - December 2020