CSVANW Native Youth Summit

I created a vector illustration for the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women’s annual Native youth summit. The theme for 2022 was Our Lands and Bodies are Sacred. The subject that the youth were eager to discuss was the issue of MMIWG2S. With this in mind, I wanted to be sure that I didn’t create imagery that could be potentially retraumatizing for the youth. I think it’s very important for young people to feel empowered and in community, and to develop a positive self identity. So, I created an illustration of diverse Native youth standing together, reflecting a small variety of ethnic backgrounds and gender identities.