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The purpose of the Match Studio is to build on a movement of art as advocacy, and advocacy as volunteerism, to amplify diverse voices and causes, and to support communities around the country. 

Lena Gray




Lena Gray


Charlotte based artist and musician, Lena Gray,  began pursuing art as a method of expressing her gender transition. Originally a graphic designer, Lena uses her knowledge of digital media to create illustrations and paintings that provide empowering and reflective imagery of trans people of color that is often absent in popular media.


THE ART - 'Hold On'


Lena's piece "Hold On" shows two hands reaching towards each other. The hand on the right seeks to lift the other out of the water. The koi fish swimming around the hands symbolize perseverance. The piece is about reaching out to help others and never giving up. 

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The Cause

Proceeds from Lena's merchandise will go to a nonprofit close to her heart: Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis. It is a grassroots organization for the trans community, by the trans community.


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Street Sense Media

Strives to end homelessness in the Washington, D.C. area by empowering people in need with the skills, tools, and confidence to succeed. They use a range of media platforms to raise awareness and spotlight solutions to homelessness in D.C communities.


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