This is a watercolor of an excellent image Alan captured of a rare moment of peace between the cats — aware of each other but sufficiently distant.
This is for being Black, and simply asking to live.
This is for Black women, silenced, “too loud” to laugh.
This is for Black trans women, who risk so much to love.
These watercolors are a present commissioned by Mariana for her friend’s upcoming wedding – illustrations of custom cocktails at her reception.