Black Lives Matter: Resources for Anti-Racism

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.

DONATE:

 

Black Owned Businesses

For a more comprehensive directory of Black-owned businesses in Philly, check out AfroPhilly.

 

A LIST OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:

BOOKS

  • Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
  • James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
  • Angela Davis, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
  • Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
  • Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped
  • Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be Anti-Racist
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race
  • Audre Lorde, Your Silence Will Not Protect You
  • Wesley Lowery, They Can’t Kill Us AlK
  • Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
  • Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want To Talk About Race
  • Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy
  • Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States
  • & MORE: (1) (2) (3)

ARTICLES & STORIES

VIDEOS

DOCUMENTARIES, MOVIES, TV

  • 12 Years A Slave  (2013)
  • 13th (Netflix)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (PBS)
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)
  • Dope (Netflix)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • Horror Noire (Shutter)
  • King In The Wilderness (HBO)
  • Sorry To Bother You (Hulu)
  • See You Yesterday (Netflix)
  • Selma (2014)
  • The Hate U Give (Hulu)
  • What Happened Miss Simone? (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)

Artwork by Marisa.VR.

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TMOMs Staff Picks Interviews: Sarah

We’re kicking off the beginning of summer with another TMOMs Staff Picks Interview! Get to know the TMOMs crew with weird & wacky, rapid & random questions—featuring a new staff member every month!

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Name: Sarah
TMOMs Title: Purple Email Demon
Pronouns: She/her or They/them

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Q: If you could only use one condiment for the rest of your life, what would you pick?
A: HOT SAUCE. Specifically El Yucateco’s Chile Habanero or Frank’s.

Q: Favorite childhood TV show?
A: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, forever & always.

Q: If you were to become the mayor of Philadelphia, what are the first three things you’d do?
A: I’d guarantee comprehensive & universal health care for all Philadelphians. I’d direct funds to the arts, LGBTQIA+ organizations, Planned Parenthood, police & prison reform, and gun control initiatives. I’d also probably get a dog, ‘cause if I’m mayor, I think I should be allowed to get a dog.

Q: What’s the last book you read?
A: I just re-read The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood.

Q: What is your least favorite beverage?
A: Uh, the worst thing I can think of is a ranch margarita.

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Portrait by Elijah Snyder-Vidmar. Keep up with this new series on the Tattooed Mom blog.

TMOMs Staff Picks Interviews: Serena

The third installation of our TMOMs Staff Picks Interview Series is finally here! Get to know the TMOMs crew with weird & wacky, rapid & random questions—featuring a new staff member every month!

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Name: Serena
TMOMs Title: T0ilet Queen
Pronouns: She/her

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Q: Favorite movie of all time?
A: The old cartoon version of Alice in Wonderland. 

 

Q: You win the lottery and decide to give half your winnings to charity. What organization or cause are you donating towards?
A: I would probably donate to PAWS

 

Q: Is a taco a sandwich?
A: Nah, man, just let a taco be a taco. 

 

Q: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
A: Probably bees ‘cause I’d survive, but actually I’d choose the bear, #savethebees

 

Q: What’s in your pocket right now?
A: Phone, wallet, lighter, keys to Tattooed Mom.

 

 

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Portrait by Elijah Snyder-Vidmar. Keep up with this new series on the Tattooed Mom blog.

TMOMs Staff Picks Interviews: Kayla

Welcome to the second installation of our TMOMs Staff Picks Interview Series! Get to know the TMOMs crew with weird & wacky, rapid & random questions—featuring a new staff member every month!

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Name: Kayla / “Lola”
TMOMs Title: “The Finder”
Pronouns: She/her

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Q: Favorite boy band?
A: Black Sabbath, and shit that sounds like Sabbath.

 

Q: Would you rather be able to speak every language in the world or be able to talk to animals?
A: That’s a loaded question!

 

Q: How do you take your coffee?
A: Just a little bit of cream/milk, or whatever is around. I’m not picky!

 

Q: What’s the last song that was stuck in your head?
A: Haha, whatever song Serena had playing in the kitchen before I left Tattooed Mom!

 

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what food would you pick?
A: Enchiladas!!! But it has to be a full platter with rice and beans.

 

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Portrait by Elijah Snyder-Vidmar. Keep up with this new series on the Tattooed Mom blog.

E-Gift Cards from Tattooed Mom!

Want to support TMOMs during the on-going crisis? 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!

 

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)

 

 

Gift card artwork by Gloss Black.

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Curbside Take Out & Delivery from Tattooed Mom

While we’re all staying close to home & practicing social distancing, you can still get your fill of Tattooed Mom’s delicious food and drink with TMOMs To-Go!

  • Contactless curbside pick-up! Pre-paid phone orders only! 215-238-9880!
  • Local delivery all over Philly via Caviar and DoorDash!
  • Special sammy combos + comfort food faves!
  • Tmoms To Go vegan Chubb’s Tubbs—great for meal prep!
  • New SECRET MENU ITEMS every week!
  • Beer and TMoms cocktails to go!
  • Please note: during citywide curfew our hours are subject to change, call or message us for more info

 

Want to support Tattooed Mom in other ways? Buy an e-gift card or donate to our staff GoFundMe! Can’t donate? Please share the links!
Have questions? Feel free to DM us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! 💕

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TMOMs Staff Picks Interviews: Ryan Chubbrock

We’re stoked to introduce our new TMOMs Staff Picks Interview Series! Get to know the TMOMs crew with weird & wacky, rapid & random questions—featuring a new staff member every month!

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Name: Ryan Chubbrock
TMOMs Title: Village Idiot (Self-appointed)
Pronouns: He/him

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Q: What shirt are you wearing?
A: Black velour track suit top. Embroidered of course. I’m fancy. 

 

Q: What’s your favorite conspiracy theory?
A: The moon is hollow and filled with aliens. 

 

Q: Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
A: Tie between horse and deep fried pig intestines.

 

Q: Would you rather learn to cook with your feet or learn how to juggle knives?
A: I can already cook with my feet soooooo, knife juggling it is. 

 

Q: Toilet paper: Over or under?
A: There is only one answer. Over.

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Portrait by Elijah Snyder-Vidmar. Keep up with this new series on the Tattooed Mom blog!

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Art At TMoms: 2019 Highlights

We’re eternally thankful for the fantastic community of artists who make TMoms beautiful on a daily basis. In 2019 we celebrated 22 years of creative chaos as Philadelphia’s unoffically official Street Art Museum and home to an ever changing international collection of graffiti, wheatpaste, stencil, sticker and 3-D installation work. And beyond the daily dose of fresh new street art fun we’ve been lucky to work with many of these talented folx on art shows, pop ups, larger scale installations, limited edition tees, stickers, posters, postcards and more!

 

You can explore a brand new masterpiece every time you come to Mom’s. That sense of discovery is a heady thrill that we look forward to every day. In no particular order here’s a 12 of our 2019 art at Mom’s highlights.

 

TMoms Bike Rack: Art by Adam Crawford

 

ADAM CRAWFORD’S BIKE RACK MURAL

 

We’ve been wanting to work with Adam Crawford forever & we’re so stoked to have a chance to commission a piece of LITERAL street art from him. With the support of the South Street Headhouse District Adam’s bike rack mural out front greets everyone who rolls up here with an epic piece of his work. A companion piece at 9th and South was completed later in the year.

 

Shock Exchange: Art by Lowlvl

 

Fused Underground: Art by Michael E. Kelly

 

Most Known Unknown: Art by Barrett Capistran

 

The Color Collective

 

ARTIST CURATED SHOWS AND POP UPS

 

Celebrating Philadelphia’s incredibly talented creative community is at the heart of what we love to do. It’s been an amazing experience this year to work with so many great artists who are producing art show series that bring such diverse and gifted groups to the walls here. From our longest running series, Jerks Production’s Fused Underground to fresh new work from Noni Astro’s Color Collective & Corey Dank’s Most Known Unknown; from shows that celebrate the creative spirit while raising awareness and funds like Kyle Confer’s Art Heals and our very own Sarah Cowell’s Artists Against Gun Violence; from underground work from Lowlvl’s Shock Exchange and Patchwork Culture’s NSFW series, we’re honored to be a home to a hugely diverse and passionate group of artists.

 

Snack Attack: Art by Nathan Hurst

 

Call Me: Art by Lauren Cat West

 

Roach World: Art By Flesh Prince

 

THEMED ART SHOWS & POP UPS

 

Some of the most inventive shows of the past year have been art that shines a light on a specific part of culture through art. Lauren Cat West’s Call Me show transformed the upstairs into a House of Love complete with swan boat ride cars & giant old school cell phones. Nathan Hurst’s Snack Attack’s take on junk food gave us the munchies with cereal box art & an edible mountain of candy and tastykakes. Jerk’s Production’s Nightmares & Dreamscapes riffed on Stephen King’s writings for a surreal scare. Roach World & Gaudmother showcased the future of Philly fashion with hand crafted, upcycled and remixed clothing and hand painted fabric photo booths.

 

South Street Art Mart’s Nicole & Nicole at Spring Fest

 

SPRING FEST

Our friends at South Street Art Mart helped us kick off the warmer weather here by curating the TMoms big top art tent the annual South Street Spring Festival. We love sharing the work of local creators with the world and the festival gives us an opportunity to take it to the streets (literally). Neighborhood gem Art Mart showcased many of the artists they champion including Taped Off TV, Wicked Queer, The Machine Shop Rocks, Nite Owl Designs and more. It was a fun early spring day with our friends from Art Mart (plus 40,000 new pals who stopped by to check it out!).

 

TMoms At 22: Art by Nathan Hurst

 

TMoms at 22: Art by Caroddo

 

TMOMS @ 22

 

TMom turned 22 (!) this May with a giant group show filled with thee most incredible art tributes from so many of our friends and family. Over 100 artists, including Air Rat, Jacci Stallone, An Ordinary Daze, Sawdust Eyes, Dark Meal, Creature Rhythm, Kelly Campanile, Cloud Apparatus and more contributed work inspired by their experiences here. We partied, ate cake, happy cried, toasted with tiki kitties, ugly cried, ate pierogi, happy ugly cried and felt very loved and inspired.

 

Sticky Art Machine: Art by Jayel

 

Sticky Art Machine: Art by Under Water Pirates

 

STICKY ART MACHINE

 

Volume 7 of our long running Sticky Art Machine series dropped this year and it was an epic release. Curated by Bob Will Reign, this run featured new exclusive work from the legendary Under Water Pirates & the wildly inventive Jayel. We debuted 10 new original limited edition designs from two of our long time sticker art heroes for our biggest release in Sticky Art Machine history. There may still be a precious few left so stop by soon before these collector’s items are gone forever!

 

Streets Dept Artist Interview Series: Install by Lace in the Moon / Photo by Eric Dale

 

Streets Dept x TMoms Art Market: Art by Bob Will Reign

 

STREETS DEPT ARTIST INTERVIEW SERIES

 

Partnering with Streets Dept, Philly’s premier street art blog, on the artist interview series has been a dream come true for us. Being able to share the stories behind the art you see here on the walls and in the streets all over town is an honor and a thrill. We can’t wait to sit down each month and dive deeply into Eric Dale’s conversations & photos. This year’s second season featured the art & the stories behind their creation from Kid Hazo, Under Water Pirates, Symone Salib, Seper, Morg & Lace In The Moon. We capped off the season with Art Shop, a street art pop up featuring all 6 of this seasons artists plus some special Season One guests. We can’t wait for you to see the line up of artists for this year’s Season Three Interview Series.

 

TMoms Artist Edition Tee: Art by Rainy

 

 

ARTIST EDITION TEE BY RAINEY

 

The latest in our series of Artist Edition tees was designed by Rainey. The piece was originally part of our TMoms at 22 Anniversary show & their unique take on all the fun little details of Moms combined with snippets of timely social justice issues made it a perfect fit for the tee shirt artist series. It’s a great way to wear our 22 years of love and good times (literally) on our sleeve.

 

Characters Welcome 8: An International Sticker Art Show

 

 

CHARACTERS WELCOME 8

 

The eighth year of Characters Welcome, our annual international sticker art show was our biggest and best ever. With thousands of stickers from hundreds of artists all over the world, Characters Welcome 8 showcased both the deep history of sticker art and the future of the medium. From iconic sticker artists to first time contributors, the two day exhibition celebrated the art and community of stickers while raising over $4000 for youth arts programs at Fleisher’s Community Partnership in the Arts and The Village of Arts and Humanities.

 

TMoms Curated Art at Counter Culture

 

Artist Virginia Mae Smith at Counter Culture

 

COUNTER CULTURE

 

We ventured out of our doors this year to curate the art at Counter Culture, a new event space on the block. The walls are a love letter to South Street with over 50 legendary artists contributing work that shines a light on Philly style and the street’s youth culture histoy . Lead artists NTEL, Septic & Lazy riffed with dozens of TMoms friends & fam to create a one of a kind space that inspires and invites creative conversation.

 

Limited Edition New Year’s Postcards: Art by Foreign Monsta

 

 

NEW YEAR’S POSTCARDS BY FOREIGN MONSTA

 

We mark the passing of each year and welcoming of the next by commissioning original work from a local artist for our New Year’s celebrations. This year, long time Characters Welcome contributor Foreign Monsta created two festive illustrations for our limited edition New Year’s 2020 posters and postcards. Sending you all greetings of Love & Good Times Always & wishes for inspiring art all year long!

 

Art by Blur Street Art

 

ART EVERY DAY

 

In addition to the great events and art shows we’re honored to host here, the daily additions to the space from countless artists create both a sense of artistic ownership and conversational community. We’re thankful to be able to open the doors every day and discover new work and develop new friendships with the folx that create it. From large installs by Bines, Marisa VR, Hysterical Men, Lace in the Moon, Symone Salib, Lowlvl, Lazy Beam & many more to countless smaller works from Blur Street Art, MPeachHim, City Kitty, Denied, Void Skulls, Phoebe NY, Melt, Who Do You Think and so many more, it’s always a thrill to find a new piece and share it in person here or with friends around the world through Instagram. We’d love to see YOU on the walls next, adding to the beautiful chaos, making magic and on the list of the next Art in Review highlights!

 

Art by Nero One

 

 

Girl Scout Cookies at Tattooed Mom!

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season once again, and Tattooed Mom is your one-stop-shop for love, good times, and delicious COOKIES! Stop by our downstairs dining room on the following dates & stock up on your favorite Girl Scout cookies, including VEGAN options, from a local South Philly Girl Scout troop!

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✿ Sunday, January 19th, 1-4pm ✿
✿ Saturday, January 25th, 1-4pm ✿
✿ Sunday, February 2nd, 1-4pm ✿

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When you buy Girl Scout Cookies, you power amazing adventures and life-changing opportunities for girls year-round—from trips to our nation’s capital, to community projects, to summer camp, to charitable donations. The more cookies you buy, the more you help every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) ™  build entrepreneurial skills and take the lead, both now and in the future. And girls gain these skills from interacting directly with you, the cookie customer! It’s about the experience of running her very own cookie sale, working with others, and building a lifetime of confidence as she learns five skills (goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics) essential to leadership, success, and life.

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Enjoy FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts while you’re here, and dig into our full food & drink menu, including snacks, sandwiches, cocktails, and beer!

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Now Booking 2020 Events at Tattooed Mom!

Did y’all hear? IT’S ALREADY 2020! And with a new year comes new events at Tattooed Mom!

We’ve got art shows! Drag performances! Pop-up shops! Readings! Workshops! Sticker Swaps! Live podcasts! Comedy revues! Fundraisers! And we also want YOU!

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Do you have an event that’s looking for a home? Are you itching to create something new? Do you want to show off your weird, wonderful, unique ideas? Are you working with creatives and building artistic communities? Do you want to host a fun & fantastic event at Tattooed Mom?!

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Our calendar is now open for 2020 events, and we’re looking to work with artists, creators, writers, thespians, filmmakers, performers, activists, and other folks from the vast artistic unknown! Our goal is to foster & produce events that bring artists closer to the local community, while also providing a space for uninhibited expression & creativity!

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Send us an email at [email protected]! Tell us all about your marvelous, stunning & super fun event ideas! We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Photo from Sippin’ & Stitchin’s Patch Making Workshop.

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Note: Unfortunately we cannot accommodate live music or DJs of any kind.

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