This Woman’s Pro-Black Sweatshirt Line Is Perfect For People Fed Up With Petty Microaggressions
Sometimes the things that frustrate you the most can give way to the greatest creations. Such is the case for Olatiwa Karade, a 19-year-old student that was fed up with dealing with racial microaggressions on a daily basis and decided to make a line of sweatshirts about it.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Karade said that she was tired of hearing people complain about having to spend the holidays with their racist relatives.
"But it’s like, ‘Okay, you’re not going to say anything to them, so why are you telling me?’"
Instead of just rolling her eyes in response, she decided to write it on a sweatshirt and sell it on Etsy along with a number of other “pro-black, anti-bullshit” statement sweatshirts that say things like “stop inviting them to the cookout” and “Africa is not a country.”
Some of them are specific to the African American experience, with statements like “don’t touch me/don’t touch my hair/don’t touch my culture” and “your founding fathers owned slaves”
But others fit a broader scope of minorities, such as the sweatshirts that say “don’t ask me where I’m from” and “worthy of humanity.”
Apparently, she struck a chord with an entire demographic, because within 24 hours, all of the sweatshirts she had available had sold out. Karade is actively restocking, though, so if you think one of these sweatshirts would be perfect for someone on your shopping list or just for you, you can order on her Etsy shop: Splendid Rain Co.