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07/05/20


HALF FULL

We’re halfway through 2020 and we can't decide, so far, if this complex year has dragged us through the gravel or flown faster than the wind. Regardless of what conclusion we reach in the next six months; we're feeling bruised.

And these bruises are deeper than just the blood under our skin. This red body fluid that we all share regardless of who we are, for some pours unfairly because of the color of their skin. The oxygen that we all need to keep our vital organs and blood flowing, Black souls fear will be taken from them while simply trying to breathe.

The glass of justice is beyond half empty - it's cracked, dirty and has been sitting for too long on the dinner table of the privileged. But when we observe the glass half full, we find a generation shouting so loud, so proud, generating a wave so strong to shatter this glass until it breaks - it’s time for brand new glass.

We stand with Black folx and fight for a new table setting, filled with leaders that celebrate, respect and protect diversity - their beautiful lives matter.

Say their names! ︎︎︎
Nemuel + Team LENITA





06/10/20


FRESH WATER

We’re living in the era of sharing. A simple click and a few GIFs later; we’ve shared with the world everything from our breakfast to a timely meme. But even with all of this sharing, are we including truth?

My truth and yours might be extremely different, but what remains the same is our vulnerability. To acknowledge that we’re scared of tomorrow, that we need help, that we work tirelessly yet feel like it's not enough, that we doubt what we’re doing but still wake up in the morning with our heavy dreams and hopeful eyes, yearning for steady feet.

We don’t often share our failures, losses and flaws. Our extra pounds and pimples are filtered away, our struggles get a bunny face and the calluses gained along the way are only felt by the few who shake our hand.

Sometimes, when we stop to smell the flores, while enjoying their beauty, we must also give them fresh water for longevity. We hope you continue to stay with LENITA, because we’re thirsty for new waters.

Be well, be kind, and share love,
Nemuel + Team LENITA





06/04/20


SAY THEIR NAMES

Eric Garner, Ezell Ford, Michelle Cusseaux, Tanisha Anderson, Tamir Rice, Natasha Mckenna, Walter Scott, Bettie Jones, Philando Castile, Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, Eric Reason, Dominique Clayton, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

NPR’s Code Switch, ‘A Decade Of Watching Black People Die’ covered each person's final moments before the police ended their lives.
Read/Listen ︎︎︎
DONATE: Please consider donating to one of the Black-led LGBTQ+ organizations below:

SNaPCo ︎︎︎
Black Aids Institute ︎︎︎
Trans Cultural District ︎︎︎
LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund ︎︎︎
House of GG ︎︎︎
Trans Justice Funding Project ︎︎︎
The Okra Project ︎︎︎
Youth Breakout ︎︎︎


PETITIONS: Please consider signing one or all of the petitions below:

Fight for Breonna ︎︎︎
NAACP ︎︎︎
Change.org ︎︎︎
Color of Change ︎︎︎
We Can't Breathe ︎︎︎
BLM: Defund The Police ︎︎︎


Art by Sib Sib Books / Sibba Hartunian ︎︎︎



06/01/20


LENITA ANIMATED

LENITA GIFs + stickers are now on Giphy!
Simply search for Lenita, Lenita By Grita or flower truck on all social media platforms or at giphy.com.


View on Giphy ︎︎︎



LOS ANGELES
EST.2017
Due to Covid-19, our flower truck is off the streets. Until we return, blooms and other objects are available for pre-order with weekend curbside pick-up at our studio in the Arts District, Downtown. Click on Drive-In (shop) for more info. Be well, be safe!