Don't speak too loudly. Don't speak too quietly.

300 USD

15% of proceeds will be donated to Womankind (, nonprofit dedicated to helping survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma.

YEAR 2018
MEDIUM Acrylic ink 
EDITION Original artwork
FRAMED In white

Each artwork was created after having a conversation with a woman about her gendered contradiction. This is part of a series called Defying Dualities. Learn more about the work here: www.takeupspacebybng.

Don't speak too loudly. Don't speak too quietly.

“They say, we want you to contribute. We want you to say your piece, but oh not that much. We don't want you to contribute that loudly.

It shifted my perspective. The grass isn't always greener, there is green grass everywhere. It's just a matter of what grass you need in order to thrive. Part of that is recognizing that I don't want to be the person who colors all my words by making them pretty flowers and never challenges people because that's not who I am. I'm a challenger and I'm very direct and honest. That's something I feel is true to myself so I don't want to change that. It was sort of a bad thing at first, but ultimately it was a good thing to understand. Now I know what kind of environment I will thrive in and won't." –Morgan H.