Show Me Your Colors!
June 1, 2021
Join us in celebrating Pride Month this June! We commissioned artwork from Greg Kozatek, an NYC-based designer and founder of The InQueery, a fictional “gay research corporation” that reports on queer trends, behavior and artifacts. Greg was inspired by the colorful Purple Gallinule, a conically-billed and long-legged marsh bird that can be found foraging along freshwater edges and walking on floating lily pads. Greg explains his thinking behind the design: “The Purple Gallinule contains all of the colors of the rainbow, from red to indigo. However, some of the hues are only highly visible when the light shines on them in a particular way. I hope our Purple Gallinule can serve as a representative for us all to be able to show the proud, brilliant parts of ourselves that are not always on display but need a little bit of a push. So with that: Show me your colors, honey!”
We will donate 30% of profits from this collection to Brave Trails, a national non-profit organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ youth leadership. Brave Trails offers summer camps, family camps, mentorship programs, meet-up groups, and year-round leadership programming. All of their programs focus on helping LGBTQ+ youth find what they need most to thrive: their people, their place, and their passion. The outdoors plays a big part of that, and many activities include learning about zero waste, land stewardship, and the incredible diversity in nature.