Ingrid Von Sydow

We are the Revolution

We take the tools used against us

and disarm them through our actions

We use the space 

that harmful history took

to make Our marks

and We don’t stop marking 

where we’ve been erased


Our place

We see ourselves where we should 


as large as the life We Create

as strong as can Be

in history 

Now & as far as our imaginations can carry Us

We are the Revolution, drawn/painted manifesto and words inspired by the activist/student/hero Takiyah Thompson who was instrumental in taking down a Confederate monument in North Carolina in 2017.