The Love Steampunk Hate Colonialism enamel pin badge comes mounted on a bi-fold card. This is a charity pin badge, where 100% of the proceeds will go to the Il’laramatak Community Concerns (ICC).
"We love the creativity of steampunk, playing with fiction and elements of Victoriana and history to create vibrant fantastical worlds. But one of those elements is colonialism, and colonialism has caused harm.
We also love the inclusivity of steampunk, the celebration of creativity and creating above all else. But sometimes it can appear that steampunk celebrates colonialism, and that can make people who have been harmed by colonialism feel excluded.
We think we can have steampunk without celebrating colonialism, that we can use the frothing creativity of steampunk to make it clear to others that we reject colonialism, and that they might like to play along with us. So we’re going to do stuff. And you're going to do stuff too. Because together we reckon that we can make our steampunk even more beautiful and inclusive."
- Yomi Ayeni & Doctor Geof
100% of all funds raised from the sale of this item will support the Il’laramatak Community Concerns (ICC), a Kenyan NGO protecting pastoral women and girls from retrogressive cultural practices that violate their basic human rights, demeaning their value as well as denying them opportunities to realise their full potential and worth.
Enamel pin badge, black enamel with gold finish
Approx 26x25mm with single butterfly clasp.
Card backing 146x105mm bi-fold