Hey guys. I could really use your help in signal boosting this.
I’ve been seeing this sweater being shared around, and being sold at various sites online. This is my artwork and I never authorized the production or selling of these sweaters. I have been trying to track down all of the sites that sell it to get them to remove and stop selling the item, but I’m afraid it’s spread to a point where it is difficult to control.
Here are a few of the sites I found still selling them, though I did send them Copyright Infringement notices, so hopefully they won’t be up for long:
U.S. Army Sgt. Lidya Admounabdfany writes down information from a local woman at the Woman’s Center near the Zhari District Center outside of Forward Operating Base Pasab, Kandahar province, on December 17, 2011. Admounabdfany was born in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1990, living through the 2003 U.S. invasion, hiding in a basement with her family. Her mother, a widow who spoke some English, met and married an American security adviser and the whole family soon moved to Oklahoma City. When she was 17, she graduated High School and enrolled in the U.S. Army, hoping to go to Iraq. As the wars changed priorities, Admounabdfany ended up learning Dari and Pashto, and was deployed to Afghanistan as a member of 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division’s Female Engagement Team. Full story here. (U.S. Army/Spc. Kristina Truluck)
I’ve known people where their families didn’t have a lot of money, or even a little. Their school lunches where their only meals in the day. Think about that. They voted to take away their only meal.
I have gone to a grocery store with my roommate and bought tons of pasta, peanut butter, bread, and ‘box meals’ the night before major school breaks, divided them into bags and boxes and then ‘casually’ asked kids throughout the day if they would mind taking them off my hands because I was going home for break and wanted to clean out my pantry.
Because I know that my babies LITERALLY depend on school for steady meals. One of the richest countries in the goddamn world and I’m sending peanut butter home with my students so they won’t go to bed hungry over Christmas break.