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.
Missing cozy afternoons on a comfy Tmoms couch? Yearning for tater tots & late night hangs in a bumper car? Fantasizing about sitting at the bar with less than 6ft between you and the rest of the world??
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who snagged a can or 6-pack of LoveCity’s Unity IPA from TMoms! With your help, a portion of every purchase went towards supporting local restaurants while also feeding our community.
All funds were used to purchase gift cards from local independent restaurants (BIPOC, women & LGBTQAI+ owned to the front).
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????!!
Sounds like you need …
Tattooed Mom Valentines
A valentine for every occasion! Download them all for FREE below! Share them with your pals (especially the cute ones). We officially DARE you to send one to your crush. And above all else, make sure you save a little love for yourself <3
UPDATE FOR 5/18/21: We’ve added a few important resources ahead of the May 18th primary election! For more information, check out A Closer Look at the Philadelphia Ballot (jump to section). Strangely, we weren’t expecting the issue of voter suppression to have changed so rapidly between November 2020 and now—YIKES!—so please note that some of the resources in that section may not reflect the most up-to-date information.
As part of our ongoing commitment towards conscientious activism and anti-racism, TMoms will be using this space, as well as our social media pages, to aggregate resources & information regarding:
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.
It is not enough to oppose racism by simply being “not racist.” We must be activelyanti-racist.
We must educate ourselves on the tools of white supremacy and systemic racism so we can dismantle all oppressive structures. We must acknowledge our implicit and explicit biases, as well as our privileges, so we can hold space for others and our interconnected struggles. We must commit to constant and ongoing anti-racism, including centering the voices of Black people and non-Black people of color, unlearning dangerous behaviors, and redistributing wealth and/or participating in mutual aid.
The following post contains various resources for those looking to donate, support, educate, and participate in active anti-racism, as well as ways to support our local Black, AAPI, Latinx, and SWANA communities.
DONATE, SUPPORT, LEARN:
Donate: Aniyah’s Mission – Philly-based, Black-led organization dedicated to “empowering and encouraging children and adolescents through book bag and school supply donations, monetary donations towards scholarship funds, and winter clothing donations.”
Donate: Beyond the Bars – Black-led music and career planning program that is dedicated to interrupting the cycles of violence and incarceration in Philadelphia.
Donate/Learn: 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
Donate: Dimplez 4 Dayz – Youth-founded, youth-led nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the youth voice and reducing youth violence in Philadelphia.
Donate: The ECO (Education, Culture, Opportunities) Foundation – This organization works collaboratively with the people they serve to “provide creative education, healthy foods, and employment opportunities, so they can meet their needs today and thrive for generations to come.”
Donate: galaei – QTBIPOC nonprofit organization that provides free testing & PrEP services, youth services, and gender expansive services within the Philadelphia area.
Donate/Learn: #HateIsAVirus – Non-profit community of mobilizers and amplifiers that exists to dismantle racism and hate
Donate/Support/Learn: Indigenous Peoples Movement – A global coalition bringing awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people from North & South America, Oceania, Asia, Africa & the Caribbean.
Donate/Learn: Mothers In Charge – A violence prevention, education & intervention-based org which advocates & supports youth, young adults, families affected by gun violence
Donate: 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
Support: People’s Paper Co-Op – A women led, women focused, women powered art and advocacy project at the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia
Donate/Support/Learn: Philly Jail Support – Abolitionist community members working with Golden Rod Community, a Black-led 501c3 providing jail support and other services for system impacted folks
Donate: Philly Thrive – Volunteer action group organizing for environmental justice, with a specific focus towards those who are disproportionately affected: “communities of color, especially Black communities, working class and low-income folks, and women.”
Donate/Learn: Red Umbrella Alliance Philly – An all volunteer collective dedicated to ending stigma & violence towards SWers through labor organizing, advocacy, & decriminalization
Donate/Learn: Stop AAPI Hate – Multi-organization collaboration that tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States
Donate/Support/Learn: We Are The Seeds – Amplifying Indigenous voices through the arts
Donate: We R.E.I.G.N.: Philly-based nonprofit that supports Black girls in developing advocacy, activism, and organizing skills.
Donate/Support/Learn: Working Class History – A podcast, book, and social media project that records and popularizes our grassroots, people’s history, as opposed to the top-down accounts of most history books
Donate: Youth Action – Philly-based organization that “produces socially responsible leadership among middle & high school students by providing them with training, socially responsible leadership & mentorship, as well as funding to increase their social awareness of community concerns and lead service initiatives in their communities.”
Donate: Youth United For Change (YUC) – Philly-based “democratic organization primarily made up of working class youth of color, which builds the ‘people power’ necessary to hold school officials and government accountable to guarantee the educational rights of Philadelphia public school students.”
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)