Watercolor painting of Daunte Wright in deeep pinks, oranges, browns, teals, and purples.

Michael Gerome Stewart

This piece was created on Procreate and released to Instagram for its initial publication.

“Daunte Wright was only 20 years old when he was murdered by a white police officer. He was shot in the chest during a routine traffic stop after the officer threatened to taser him. The cop instead drew her Glock and, still saying she would use a taser on him, fired the gun. There is absolutely no possible excuse to justify confusing these two weapons. Daunte died in his car after calling his mother to say he had been pulled over. His girlfriend was in the vehicle when Daunte was murdered. The murder took place less than 10 miles away from the ongoing trial of the George Floyd Trial.  Another black man, murdered at the hands of the police, literally as another black family fights for justice. If the police wanted to reform, they’d have done it already.

Daunte’s life mattered. His family matters. His girlfriend, and the trauma she will have to work through witnessing the murder of her boyfriend matters.”

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Handwritten, cursive signature says "pea flower tea" in lowercase letters. The flower is a small sketch of a bloom, instead of the word for "flower".

About the author

Pea is an artist focused on building an art therapy platform through transformative art and positive erotica to help victims of sexual violence reclaim their power. She lives on a small island and hides from loud noises.