“Gabby Rivera told me, hold wisdom below your tongue until it enters your bloodstream. / So I drank potions, prayed for books, and chanted affirmations”
A short photo series documenting a day out in the botanical gardens.
“I keep my fingers crossed slow dancing / anticipating a regrettable pull, / a new dark orbit.”
A journal entry on loss, family, and existence.
A photo series of silhouette images created during conversations with family & friends.
“I wanted to link fashion with messages of empowerment for black womxn. I wanted to show black womxn taking matters into their own hands and fighting for the rights of womxn everywhere.”
“I am not content with being a pawn in the systemic genocide of my people.”
“my soul is like the saline sea / and i feel sea sick”
“We are sinewy, brown flesh. A cloak of / fog pulled stiffly around the bleakness.”
“Karina Ramirez is a gender-fluid, Chicanx illustrator based in South/East Los Angeles.”