Loving Power / Tu BiShvat and Dr. MLK, Jr Day

Featured artwork by Ayeola Omolara Kaplan

January 14, 2022

By Ayeola Omolara Kaplan

An image of queer activists tending to a garden with a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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If using Ayeola’s art, please at the minimum give proper artist attribution, and consider contacting her for permission or to offer payment in exchange for your use. Visit her website for her gallery, to commission her services, and more.

An image of a Black Jewish woman

Ayeola Omolara Kaplan (she/her) is a Black, Jewish, queer, revolutionary artist. She is an abolitionist and surrealist who creates with the belief that art can be weaponized as self-defense against an anti-truth culture plagued by unhealed generational trauma. Through depicting the intersections of identity, class, and spirituality, she hopes to contribute to the moving canon of revolutionary art. Her work features empowering and electrifying imagery created to energize people, as well as celebrate marginalized folks carrying themselves with clout. The pieces exist as spiritual tools created with the intention to manifest a blissful and equitable future

Keshet shared five reflections from queer Black Jews to honor the confluence of Tu Bishvat and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2022. Click here to view the whole collection!