After President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and green card holders from seven Muslim-majority countries for 120 days went into action, the resistance voiced their stance immediately.
One image that has been making the rounds on social media regarding the executive order is an illustration by author and artist Jamie Hu.
The illustration depicts the Statue of Liberty embracing a woman in a hijab warmly. According to the The Creators Project, the work gained popularity after a member of Fifth Harmony, Lauren Jauregui, shared it with her millions of followers.
“Out of all the pieces that I've done, however; I'm very glad that the one receiving the most attention and love is this one. Muslims and refugees deserve just as much protection and love in America as anyone. I will stand by that forever and always,” Hu wrote on Instagram.
Hello! Well, since this really blew up on all of my social media pages , I thought it'd be fitting to finally post it on the IG account I'm always forgetting about XD Out of all the pieces that I've done, however; I'm very glad that the one receiving the most attention and love is this one. Muslims and refugees deserve just as much protection and love in America as anyone. I will stand by that forever and always. Thank you so much to @laurenjauregui and the thousands of others who've spread this piece. Maybe we can move people to change the country and the world!! #artwork #art #nomuslimban #nobannowall EDIT: This is a copyrighted image. Please do not repost without credit or sell without my permission! Thanks~
The image continues to be shared and replications of it have even made it to protest signage following the executive order.
Hu’s depiction has proven powerful in communicating the sentiments felt by many during this time. Many other artists join her in communicating what a lot of us are feeling right now as the resistance continues.
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