Say Her Name: In Expression of Vulnerability and Power, Black Women Stage Direct Action With Chests Bared
I fight for mothers.
I fight for my girls to love their bodies.
To end infant mortality.
With love for female masculinity.
These were some of the messages painted on the bare chests of black women as they blocked an intersection in San Francisco's financial district during Thursday morning's rush hour in a creative direct action demanding an end to state-sanctioned violence against black women and girls—and affirming their stories, bodies, and lives.