AT&T’s Turn Up The Love is also thrilled to recognize talented artivist
Caitlin Blunnie (she/her) who’s bold PRIDE illustration is currently on display in the AT&T Dallas Discovery District.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Caitlin Blunnie, also known as Liberal Jane, is a queer reproductive justice artivist living in Virginia. She first discovered her passion for grassroots organizing and art while studying at the State University of New York at Purchase College. Her work explores issues related to bodily autonomy, including LGBTQ+ equality, survivors’ rights and reproductive justice.
We connected with Caitlin to get to know a little more about her, her art, and what the Turn Up the Love means to her.
- Tell us about this work of art in your own words and what inspired it?
This piece incorporates themes of love, unity, protest and pride to celebrate the progress the LGBTQ+ movement has made in recent history. In particular, this year marks five years since Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage in the United States! What better way to celebrate than to explore the love we have for each other and our communities.
- Are you excited to see your work displayed so boldly?
Absolutely! It’s a dream come true to see my work displayed so boldly. Art has always been a powerful tool for social change, and I am so proud to know that this piece will be widely seen.
- How will you celebrate Pride this year?
While the ongoing pandemic prevents us from celebrating together this year, there are many ways to honor and celebrate the rich history of Pride from home. This month, I’m committed to talking about queer issues and affirming a spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities through visibility and education.
- What does it mean to you to turn up the love?
‘Turning up the love’ is about strengthening our connection and commitment to our communities. With the pandemic, many of us have been isolated from the ones we love and our communities. As we approach a post-COVID future, turning up the love means broader acceptance of all expressions of gender and sexualities and those who identify as LGBTQ+.
We couldn’t agree more, Caitlin thank you for the beautiful way that you Turn Up The Love.