You’re shopping for a Christmas card for your best friend, but Hallmark doesn’t carry anything specifically for a queer Latinx. You want to give your coworkers a card for their wedding, but can’t find any cards depicting two grooms. You want to surprise your girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, but all the cards available are just, so…heteronormative.
Provoke Culture is here to fix that. Thank God.
Provoke Culture is an “online artique. “This art boutique features work by LGBT and other minority artists who “celebrate culture and identity through their work.” Each artist receives 75% of all profits, while the other 25% of profits is donated to organizations that help women and youth escape domestic violence and homelessness.
Yes, that means that when you purchase awesome queer art, you’ll be donating to charity at the same time.
Artists Jenny Cunngingham and Sam Kirk designed this new line because they recognized a void: Whenever they looked for cards depicting anyone queer or of color, they came up short. So they decided to make their own.
This new greeting card line showcases an intersectional mix of queer people and people of color from many different backgrounds.
One design features eight brown and black people dressed in clothing from all over the world. The title reads, “Happy Chrismahanukwanzaa’eid.”
The card selection updates quarterly, so restock your collection every three months. You can currently purchase anniversary cards, birthday cards and more.
If you want to get more hands-on with the designs, Sam Kirk has also designed As Queer As I Wanna Be, a coloring book for queer women of color. This coloring book features 24 illustrations.
Head over to the Provoke Culture website in order to purchase bowties, posters, briefs, t-shirts and even furniture.