This poster was created in November 2016, as part of the Trans Day of Resilience Art Project. It was made by Wriply Bennet in collaboration with Transgender Law Center.
Wriply Marie Bennet is a painter and illustrator, born and raised in Ohio. She uses her art to uplift her sisters in the black lives/ black transgender lives movement. She works in ink, watercolor and other mediums, and her art comes from an untrained perspective. She never aspired to attend college to study art, and there are no degrees to speak of other than a high school diploma. Her art is proudly self-taught. Wriply’s art has been used in countless social justice flyers, and in the film MAJOR!, a documentary at the 2015 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival.Wriply is much more than a visual artist; she’s also a singer/song writer, actor, screenplay writer, story teller, cartoonist, and fashion designer. She continues to work and fight for justice! For art will travel.
Trans Day of Resilience Art Project uses art and activism to celebrate trans people of color in their lives and leadership, not just in death. It is supported by Strong Families. Learn more at tdor.co.
This print is one of six posters created for the 2016 Trans Day of Resilience Art Project. The complete set of 2015 & 2016 posters is available here. The other posters included in the 2016 project can be found here: Micah Bazant, Wriply Marie Bennet, Edxie Betts, Matice Moore, Asia-Vinae J. Palmer, and Rommy Torrico.