Ciara LeRoy is the owner of Pretty Strange Design and the artist who painted the Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Lexington.
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On the first day of social distancing, Ciara made an embroidery that said “Stay ready.” She meant that both as “get enough to live on” and as “be ready for the good things that can happen.” For her, making art is a way to heal and learn, and teach others, too.
Two weeks later, Ciara is out of hoops—she shares this fact while laughing out loud about her own lack of readiness.
I’d like to live in an America that is governed by community, selfless leadership, and brotherhood, instead of governed by hate and fear.
I’d like to live in an America where we can truly believe the words in our Pledge of Allegiance that say “with justice and liberty for all.”