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.
The artwork speaks to self love and the importance of healing from within, centering on the connection that before we can love each other, we must remember to love ourselves. The billboard is a loud display of this message and is representative of remembering to reach out when you need help.
"With this piece, my hope is to raise awareness in self healing, but also utilize this imagery to assure people that they are not alone in their healing process." — Shema Love
The proceeds from Shema's merchandise will go to Sad Girls Club — an NYC non-profit organization committed to showing up for Black women, Black men, and underserved communities' mental health. They create community and diminish stigma around mental health and strive to support the millennial and Gen Z population.
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.