Kintu x Vanessa Santos
The illustration "Freedom" is part of a collection of five illustrations called "Umbrellas Manifest", developed and thought together by Kintu Studio and the talented illustrator Vanessa Santos.
The collection "Umbrellas Manifest" was inspired by the Polish women's movement in 2016, which paraded through Polish cities in protest against the criminalization of abortion and the current laws that continue to victimize them and despise their rights. Poland has one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the EU since 1993.
On October 3 of 2016, 150.000 people wore black and paraded through the streets in protest. It was a rainy day and most of the participants raised their umbrellas, which unexpectedly became a symbol of protest.
This collection is a well-deserved tribute to the efforts of Polish women for the liberation of abortion, as well as greater protection for their rights, including protection for victims of domestic violence.
"We will never close our umbrellas"!