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We Ain't Got Shit was collaboratively painted and composed by Clio Sady and Tuesday Smillie. The temporary mural existed for just under a month, hosted by Working Artists Gallery in July of 2006.

Statement
This is Sylvia Rivera; she’s dead.
All that remains is a collection of stories.
And out of context Googled images.
Obscured and distorted to fit our needs.
Oh yeah: our needs.
The invisibility of gender queers leaves me desperately searching for role models.
Even if they wear rainbow sashes oversized sweatshirts & goofy smiles.
I don’t know you Rivera, but will you please be my role model?
Please.



For more on Clio Sady please visit clioreesesady.com

We Ain't Got Shit
We Ain't Got Shit
Acrylic paint, house paint, marker, spray paint, Xeroxed paper (temporary mural)
14’ x 15’ (approx.)
2006