From the first tag to the latest wheat paste, upstairs at TMom’s has been home to a rich history of local & international street art. This is an ever changing gallery: an un-curated & spontaneous outpouring of creativity by local & traveling artists and the countless visitors who leave their unique mark here nightly.
The birth of the upstairs as a vibrant art space is in part tied to a 1999 exhibition by brothers Noah & Nathan Rice. That year the Brothers Rice brought their umbrella wheat pastes we’d been admiring around South Street to Mom’s. All 5000 of them.
Craving the emotional comfort of another human being?
Dying to confess your feelings to your crush?!?
Ready to say “fuck it” and resign to being alone forever????!!
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No radical movement begins or ends with voting, but voting is a necessary & individual choice with a complicated historical significance. Voting is a privilege, and we must use that privilege along with activism & community care to help the most vulnerable among us.
This space is a work in progress. If you’d like to bring additional resources to our attention, feel free to email us.
Amidst the protests & continuing pandemic, we’ve taken the past few days to step back, listen, learn, share, & give space to the Black community.
But it is not enough to oppose racism silently & from afar. We must be actively anti-racist, & we must educate ourselves on the tools of systemic oppression and the intersections of our own privileges.
The following post contains various resources for those looking to donate, support, educate, and participate in active anti-racism. Additionally, we are continuing to aggregate and update activist resources over on our Why We Vote: Resources for a Better Future blog post.
Black and Brown Workers Cooperative – Labor organizing cooperative fighting contemporary forms of subjugation/dehumanization in our workplaces, classrooms, and communities by expanding democracy and agency
Black and Brown Coalition PHL – A Philadelphia volunteer-based alliance, established to protect the vested interest of our Black and Brown communities
Oshun Family Center – A local family center that aims to provide racially concordant care to members of the Black community that are struggling to cope with life transitions, including free mental health services for Black individuals
Want to support TMOMs during the on-going pandemic? Give your future self the gift of future snacks with an E-Gift Card from Tattooed Mom! Perfect for virtual gifting, supporting your community, & TREATING YOURSELF! Gift cards are also available IRL & via mail (just give us a call)!
Until we are able to fully re-open, 100% of sales will be donated to the Tattooed Mom staff. 💕
[Author’s Note: I mean, seriously, look how cute we are]
Love & Good Times Always
(especially now, more than ever)