Sick In Quarters (SIQ) initially developed as a small group of disabled and chronically ill peers working towards aid for a community member who is experiencing ongoing heart complications after contracting COVID-19.
This effort began by setting up an art donation-based fundraiser, in which donated artworks could be sold to help cover medical costs and support their recovery.
The SIQ collective is continuing its endeavors with this art-based fundraiser, but is shifting in regard to how and where the funds will be distributed.
We are re-directing this project toward alignment with and material support of organizations and individuals working to provide resources for Black and intersectionally marginalized community members.
The proceeds will now be equally distributed between:
Women For Political Change Mutual Aid Project
[Image description: Black objects and text are arranged neatly against a white background, with even space between them. Drawn flowers, some abstract, some realistic, can be found throughout the image, along with a chicken foot; a dagger, a line of stars, a globe encircled by a crown and a halo of rays, a pair of calipers, a row of stitches, an oblong, tattoo-like, thorny braid, and a geometric, architectural roundel. In the upper right, the [SIQ] logo, angular and calligraphic, is set in a feminine, ribboned oval frame. A chain hangs from this frame, and a geometric symbol - two interlocked lenses - is suspended from it. To the left of the logo, the word [MOURN] is written. Below this, in the center-left, the word [ILL] is spelled in square letters vertically down the page; separated by the tattoo braid, the reflection of this word appears in pointellated font against the left margin. Below this, [FLAMES] is written under the line of stars; and just to the right, [BIBLIOTHECA] is circled. [THEY], inscribed in some medieval font under the chicken foot, separates the framed words [Patient Advocacy], which has a delicate, hatched border, and [FROM MANY FIELDS], which has a thick, black, rounded border.]