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✨AUCTION✨ This 24-hr auction starts February 27th at 10am PT and ends February 28th at 10am PT.
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ARTIST: @chiomascharm .
This piece was born from personal experience. I almost lost my life and my child in 2017. I went to the hospital and was sent home 3 times before experiencing a complicated birth which left my daughter with a lifelong injury. Black women are more likely to die in child birth and black people as a community are treated differently in all aspects of health care.
I created a beautiful, black pregnant queen! Her body was sawed out of brass sheet metal and stamped with "Our Lives Matter Too". Her crown is copper sheet that has been rolled with a pattern and sawed out. She has a sterling silver pin and catch that can be worn comfortably daily. She is polished to a high shine and coated with protecta clear in order to preserve the finish. This beauty was created in honor of all of the women who have lost their lives due to negligence and racism.