Masks With A Message

The Story:

I was laid off of work at the beginning of COVID, and for the first time in my adult life I found myself with time on my hands. I took this opportunity to learn to fancy shawl dance, and eventually learn to make my own regalia which included the beading of all my accessories. I loved it! It had been years since I really had a creative outlet in my life, and beading and sewing awoke my soul in a whole new way!

I created these earrings to show Indigenous Solidarity with Black Lives Matter. I realize that we are fighting the same fight and that "without Black Liberation, there is no such thing as decolonization and Indigenous sovereignty."

The red palm represents MMIWG (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womens and Girls)

The black fist represents BLM (Black Lives Matter)

When masks became mandatory here in Nova Scotia I decided to start making them for my family. And the earrings I had previously made inspired my design for the BLM/MMIWG masks that started this whole endeavour!

Requests for my masks started flooding in faster than I could physically make them. This is when I realized that these are more than just masks. They are conversation starters, they are education opportunities, they are representation, they are a statement, and they are empowerment to everyone that wears them. Which makes me soooooo happy!

Wela'lin (thank you) for your support!

Current Styles Available

BLM / MMIWG

BLM / MMIWG

BLM / MMIWG

We are still here

Treaty 1752

In honour of Chadwick Boseman

Orange Shirt Day

(Sept 30)

Every Child Matters to honour and remember residential school survivors

Price & Sizing

Masks are $15 CAD each

Standard shipping in Canada $2

Standard shipping International $3

Express post available (cost is $15-22 depending on location)

E-transfer and Paypal payments accepted at: jessebenjamin99@hotmail.com

5 sizes available:

  1. Mens

  2. Womens/teenagers

  3. Youth (Ages 8-12)

  4. Kids (Ages 4-7)

  5. Minis (Ages 2-3)

Please indicate on your order form the size you want for each mask!

Features:

  • Metal nose adjustment 

  • Filter pocket

  • Double lined

  • Soft elastic

  • Washable (air dry)

I make custom masks!

If you have a specific design you want please feel free to ask. Cost will vary from $15-25 depending on complexity of design.

Please scroll down to see other fabrics/colours that are currently available to choose from.

Solid Colours:

Patterns:

  • YouTube - White Circle

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