“Rights” Artwork by Nathan Pham

Creative Reaction Lab
Equal Space
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2 min readApr 27, 2023

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Before we continue with the article, please note that all of these artworks and descriptions were submitted by the artists before June 24th, back when the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade was a possibility instead of a certainty. As such, even though the tenses and wording might not line up at times, the threat we’re warned about is here.

“Rights,” by Nathan Pham belongs to a series of postcards created by Artwork for Equity alums (learn more about our yearly campaign here), who worked with the purpose of both:

  1. Reflecting on the harm that Black and Latinx communities face in health & wellness spaces, as well as,
  2. Building awareness around the political erasure of underrepresented voices throughout our nation.

Writing on what inspired him to create this piece, Nathan Pham touches on how “Roe v. Wade effectively gave women the constitutional and fundamental freedom to have an abortion, but the landmark decision has been continuously plagued with controversy and opposition. Most recently, high court leaks suggest Roe v. Wade will be overturned, representing a regression in the fight for women’s rights. [His] artwork attempts to showcase this backwards progress, portraying a partially dissolving traditional female symbol.”

Reflecting on his process, the artist also noted a challenge: “[finding] an appropriate color palette that would also be high contrast and print friendly.”

Free of cost (through this request form), you can get any of the fifteen postcards in this series — designed by fifteen incredible youth artists — mailed to you. Alternatively, you can also purchase them yourself from our store. To take action as a Redesigner for Justice, get involved in a writing campaign:

  • Why? Not only are writing campaigns great ways to mobilize your close social circles (friends, family), but they also help to raise awareness about the issues your community is facing.
  • How?Write a letter to your community leaders and officials demanding them to fight against racial and health inequities that you’ve experienced in your community and want to change!

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Creative Reaction Lab
Equal Space

At Creative Reaction Lab, we believe that Black and Latinx youth are integral to advancing racial equity and developing interventions for their communities.