24.6.06

T-shirts


For some reason, I've always been the one that gets quirky t-shirts. Like during the first Gulf War, my bro god me one with a caricature of Sadam that said, "So Damn Insane."

The same brother also got me a shirt of Jesus on the cross trying to push it up and I think it said, "Bench press this!" At the time, I had no idea what that meant, but I wore the shirt. Often times, people would stare and sometimes laugh.


Fast forward about ten years, I started to make my own quirky shirts. I made myself a Frijolera t-shirt after listening to the Molotov song. I also have one that says "Mexican Jumping Beaner" and of course, a "Big Brown Girl" one.

However, in between my "creative creations," I've made some for las mujeres de Juárez. Whatever money we make off them goes to their organization. This week, I was asked to make a couple for an event later today. This time, the creativity kicked in and I decided to make each one different, after all, each one of those young girls was different in her own way. The one in the picture is my favorite.

8 comments:

Vanessa said...

Great tee. Where do you sell them?

La Brown Girl said...

At local events, today there was a conference going on. They usually go for five bucks.

Cracked Chancla said...

its nice to put a face to your name.

but five bucks for the shirts is not enough. considering its for a good cause, i think you can ask for a few more dollars if not twice as much.

Roni said...

Yes, you should ask for $10, $5 for the really poor chicas out there. And the photo is a bit fuzzy, does it say Amigos or Amigas? The feminista in me would like one that says amigas. let me know and if you're willing to ship.

La Brown Girl said...

CC & Roni- We should charge more, but sometimes people don't buy so we say "donations minimum of $5." Most of the time, one of us buys the stuff (the t-shirts & paint).

It does say Amigos b/c that's what the organization calls itself. I am willing to ship. If you're interested, e-mail me.

tumbleweed said...
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tumbleweed said...

see! now this is inspiring! I would love to buy a shirt!! especially since you're willing to ship. Can you email me your info/cost and where I can send a check? ;)

poorlittletumbleweed@gmail.com

cad said...

these are so awesome! i'm on the bandwagon, i want one!