The Artwork of @shyamagolden +
One of our ongoing goals is to continue highlighting folks who are currently leading the environmental justice (EJ) space or have done so in the past. We also want to continue highlighting the beautiful work that other folx are creating, too.
Well, sometimes everything aligns and we can do it all at once! Featuring the stunning work of @shyamagolden (and reposted with permission), Arundhati Roy is our environmental activist of the week. Scroll below for our piece on her, and make sure to check out Bani Amor's latest piece for Bitch Media. We found Shyama through Amor's recent article titled "The Heart of Whiteness: On Spiritual Tourism and the Colonization of Ayuhuasca".
Arundhati Roy: Activist of the Week
Shyama writes: “The illustration (above) depicts 3 causes she fought for: the Naxalists she marched through the jungle with, the villages flooded by the governments dams, and she sits in the Polkhran desert nuclear testing site as a reference to her opposition of India's nuclear activity.”
Although perhaps most known for her novel, “The God of Small Things”, Arundhati Roy has continuously made an impact via an unwavering nonviolent approach to her activism, particularly in her support for Kashmiri independence and her relentless advocacy protesting the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat (and others).
She is this week’s environmental and social activist highlight, and as promised the 2-in-1 feature via @shyamagolden’s work ❤️🌟 (The illustration was originally drawn for @theatlantic).