This illustration if for my friend Mimi. It illustrates her opinion for Evan Turk's A Picture for a Thousand Voices project.
Often, I do a couple of versions. Here's the other one that I liked:
Equality is achievable if we keep our hopes alive,
because the minute we back down is the minute
they'll think they've won! - Mimi
Mostly I wanted to express Mimi's determination to persevere, and her hope that, through that perseverance, over time we can achieve equality. Since Mimi's opinion was fairly general and abstract, I kept the illustration abstract. I hope she likes it!