Celebrating almost two decades as a Graphic Designer/Published Illustrator, Jean Nerestant Jr (Jness) got his start as a graphic artist in 1994, Still working as a graphic designer by day/ Jness devotes time to his hip hop Culture, comic book art and Plus size/BBW Art.

 

Bring Back Our Girls

with Jness

 

 

On April 14, 2014 over two hundred school girls, between the ages of 16 and 18, were abducted from a school in Nigeria by the radical Islamist group called Boko Haram. These girls were abducted in order to be sold as sex slaves and forced into marriages.

It was very disheartening to hear this story on the news. It's unbelievable to think it even possible for such a crime to be committed that anywhere in the world. This situation in Nigeria is unacceptable! 

When I saw the 1st Lady Michelle Obama holding up the sign that read “Bring Our Girls Back” as a show of support, I was inspired. Then I saw many celebrities, Justin Timberlake, Ludacris and many other artists holding up signs leading this campaign statement through social media. I knew as an artist I had to join the movement and do it in my way. I illustrated Plus Size Wonder Woman and Plus Size Batgirl holding up the sign and speaking up against injustice. This is a call to action for the world powers.

 

JNESS

 
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