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.
I redistribute 20% of all prices from everything including stickers, tees, commissions, wholesale orders, screen printing jobs, workshops, and markets.
Open Path Collective
"Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a nonprofit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to clients in need.” - https://openpathcollective.org/open-path-staff/
Read more about their story and support at https://openpathcollective.org/open-path-staff/
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.
Read more about their story and support at foroursibscollective.com
“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.” - https://www.froskate.com/
Read more about their story and support at https://www.froskate.com/
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.
Read more about their story and support at indigenousclimateaction.com
Atlanta Solidarity Fund
"The Atlanta Solidarity Fund bails out activists who are arrested for participating in social justice movements, and helps them get access to lawyers." - https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/contribute-to-the-atlanta-solidarity-fund
Read more about their story and support at https://atlsolidarity.org/
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/
Read more about their story and support 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
Read more about their story and support 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." - https://denvercommunityfridges.com/about-2/
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." - https://cobaltaf.org/
Read more about their story and support at https://cobaltaf.org/
Bread and Roses Law
"Bread and Roses is a social justice legal center. We aim to disrupt the harms the legal system inflicts on our communities." They provide legal services, movement support, and legal clinics.
Read more about their story and support at https://www.breadandroseslaw.org/
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute
"The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.
We intend to reclaim our relationship as BLACK trans people to our movement legacy. It is in our reclaiming of this that we give ourselves permission to reclaim autonomy to our minds, to our bodies, and to our futures. We were founded both as a response to the murders of BLACK trans women and women of color and how that is connected to our exclusion from social justice issues, namely racial, gender, and reproductive justice, as well as gun violence."
Read more about their story and support at https://marshap.org/about-mpji/
"The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."
Read more about their story and support at https://www.aclu.org/faqs
Everytown For Gun Safety
"Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, life-saving laws have been thwarted by the gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives. But something is changing. Nearly 10 million mayors, moms, teachers, survivors, gun owners, students, and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your neighborhood. By introducing evidence-based solutions in every town, we can end gun violence."
Read more about their story and support at https://www.everytown.org/
Brown Sisters Speak - No longer exists so switched to Open Path Collective.
Go Fund Me for Club Q - No longer exists but added ACLU and Everytown for Gun Safety. 2022 Q4 redistribution was made through Bread and Roses Law channels as I could not initially find whether the fund was still available and knew that Bread and Roses Law is working with survivors to ensure they received 100% of the money donated.
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 - March 2023
Brown Girls Climb
For Our Sibs
*did not distribute to Club Q as the fund has been distributed and closed but I will redistribute when I can find a good replacement
October - December 2022
*For Club Q
January - September 2022
September - December 2021
June 16th - September 15th, 2021
April 15th - June 15th 2021
January - April 15th 2021
September - December 2020