#SayHerName: 10 Illustrated Tributes to Nia Wilson Lighting Up Social Media
In the days since 18-year-old Nia Wilson was slain in Oakland, Bay Area artists have taken up their pens to honor her memory. With hand-drawn illustrations, digital collages and mixed media works, artists from Oakland and San Francisco have demanded justice and called to #SayHerName.
“Hearts are destroyed here in Oakland and all over,” write Victoria Emanuela and Caitie Metz, co-founders of feminist press On Being In Your Body. "Show up. Listen. Speak up. Don’t let your privilege sit on the sidelines and watch. Rest in power, Nia."
Some have spoken up through their art, while others have taken to the streets. What unites them is an enduring need to honor Wilson, the teenage girl from Oakland with big dreams who died while helping a stranger on the BART train.
Below, find 10 tributes to Nia Wilson by Bay Area artists.