This piece was created on Procreate and released to Instagram for its initial publication.
“Henry Dumas was a poet who wrote about black People being murdered by the police before he also was murdered by the police. His poetry was posthumously praised by Toni Morrison about six years after a white officer shot Dumas in the chest in 1968. Little is known, even know, what happened or why. I honor his life the only way I know how- through art. Say his name. Henry Dumas, your life mattered.”
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.