My name is Eneale Pickett and I’m the founder of Insert Apparel. I am currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying elementary education. I created Insert Apparel to cultivate conversations around anti-Blackness, Black joy, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, and black culture. Insert Apparel came to be when my friend a, Black womxn, was spat on by an Asian student. After he spat on her he told her, “everybody on scholarship is poor and don’t deserve to be here.” That incident inspired me to create my first shirt which said, “affirmative action didn’t grant me access to this space.” My clothing is for people who wish to speak truth to power while destroying the oppressive anti-Black systems that continue to kill Black folks each and every day. My clothing is not only an aesthetic- it’s a curriculum, a new way of thinking, which leads to the destruction of the current oppressive world.