QUEENS MURAL was inspired by Entrepreneur and Activist, Sonia Booker. Her business was damaged by the George Floyd protests that turned into rioting on May 31, 2020. This prompted a group of talented women artists to come together to bring about Sonia's vision for her boarded up business. "I shared my vision which was to bring WOMEN to the conversation.
Sonia, the mother of a Black son says, sometimes in the midst of everything going on I believe that the world forgets that these boys whether 25 or 42 are our babies. They belong to someone and when they are killed like animals in the street it is the outrage of all of us."
Women like Layleen, Sandra and Breonna we wanted them and their families to know that they will never be forgotten. We will continue to change out and add more women to the mural as unfortunately it is too many to imagine.
It is our hope that we can uses our voices and art to bring about a conversation that will ultimately bring about justice!
Queen - Urban Dictionary
A beautiful respected African American woman that is confident and selfless.