Symbols of Southern Pride is a project that seeks to redefine what is traditionally considered southern. This project was developed following the events in Charlottesville on August 12 when white supremacist and neo-nazis marched into the city to protest the removal of a confederate statue. For this project, a call was put out and contributions of POC, LGBQTA+ and women were prioritized. Throughout this project there was much overlap in contributions further demonstrating that Southern Pride goes beyond traditionally racist and hateful ideas rooted in the Confederacy. As a society, we should continually fight against ideas and traditions that are bigoted while also bringing light to ideas that are universal and encourage community.
This project involves 100+ pen and colored pencil drawings. Additionally, 3 zines have been produced and half of all proceeds are donated to different charitable organizations.