Kristina McCurley’s Homage to Marsha P. Johnson, It’s an Embroidered Quilt … In Time For LGBTQ History Month
“Pay it no mind …”
Did you know that in the USA, October is LGBT History Month?
Take for example Marsha P. Johnson … on June 28, 1969, in New York City, the Stonewall uprising occurred. Johnson is known for being one of three key people who pushed back against the police during the uprising.
Marsha was known for saying the phrase “pay it no mind” and she used it sarcastically when questioned about her gender … in fact, she is known to have said that the saying is the origin of her middle initial P! And … if you look close at Kristina’s quilt, you can see she even embroidered it with this saying!
Thank you Kristina McCurley for allowing me to share your quilt, wonderful work! Kristina has donated the quilt to The Black Tie Dinner, and a Texas-based LGBTQ charity, and it will be auctioned off at their annual dinner on Saturday, November 3rd.
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