Demand Accessible Space

The Demand Accessible Space collection celebrates our partnership with Mission: AstroAccess, an organization dedicated to advancing disability inclusion in space exploration. We’ve collaborated with five artists and activists to create apparel that amplifies their messages around inclusion and accessibility, supporting AstroAccess vision that if we can make space accessible, we can make any space accessible! 

A team of prospective astronauts who are blind, deaf, have limb loss, paralysis, or mobility disabilities will join AstroAccess’ first zero-gravity flight this October, 2021. 10% of all proceeds from this collection will directly support these Ambassadors as they work to advance accessibility for our community in space and on Earth!

To learn more about the AstroAccess mission visit their website here.

Looking Forward

Women's Fit T-Shirt
$29

Unisex T-Shirt
$29

Space Walkies

Women's Fit T-Shirt
$29

Unisex T-Shirt
$29

Rise up

Unisex T-Shirt
$29

Women's Fit T-Shirt
$29

Zip Hoodie
$45

Make Space

Unisex T-Shirt
$29

Women's Fit T-Shirt
$29

Untethered

Women's Fit T-Shirt
$29

Unisex T-Shirt
$29

The Demand Accessible Space collection celebrates our partnership with Mission: AstroAccess, an organization dedicated to advancing disability inclusion in space exploration. We’ve collaborated with five artists and activists to create apparel that amplifies their messages around inclusion and accessibility, supporting AstroAccess vision that if we can make space accessible, we can make any space accessible! 

A team of prospective astronauts who are blind, deaf, have limb loss, paralysis, or mobility disabilities will join AstroAccess’ first zero-gravity flight this October, 2021. 10% of all proceeds from this collection will directly support these Ambassadors as they work to advance accessibility for our community in space and on Earth!

To learn more about the AstroAccess mission visit their website here.

Featured Artists in this Collection

AJ Redmond

AJ Redmond is a prolific artist whose sought after work pays homage to some of the most popular pastimes and landmarks of Santa Cruz, CA, his hometown of almost 20 years. AJ’s  ink drawings and paintings demonstrate his meticulous and unique eye for detail, “I try to capture details and textures to express the beauty in real life.”

AJ credits a mural in his preschool classroom as the spark that ignited his pursuit of art. He continued to develop his skills through school art classes, and refined his practice at The Claraty Arts Project, a studio collective for artists with developmental disabilities where he has been a member since 2011.

AJ’s unique approach to his work typically forgoes any sketch or framework, starting with a single point and working outward in finished detail. The resulting drawings and paintings are AJ’s own brand of realism, representing everyday objects and scenes with beautiful patterns and textures. AJ’s work has been featured in numerous galleries and exhibitions throughout the Bay Area, in Southern California, and Dallas TX.

Oaklee Thiele

Oaklee Thiele (she/her) is a New York based disability rights activist, public speaker, and artist whose work chronicles life from the disabled perspective and the intimate bond she has formed with her medical alert service dog, Coco. 

Oaklee is co-creator and head artist for The My Dearest Friends Project – an international, disability-led art collaboration archiving disabled stories.  She is also the creator of To Be Young (And Disabled) which aims to create career opportunities for young, disabled creatives by providing a space for artist talks and publications in a globally distributed zine series. 

She is currently earning a BFA from The Cooper Union Advancement of Science and Art in New York.

Jen White-Johnson

Jen White-Johnson is a Afro-Latina, disabled artist, designer, educator, and activist, whose visual work explores the intersection of content and caregiving with an emphasis on redesigning ableist visual culture.

As an artist-educator with Graves disease and ADHD, her heart-centered and electric approach to disability advocacy bolsters these movements with invaluable currencies: powerful, dynamic art and media that all at once educates, bridges divergent worlds, and builds a future that mirrors her Autistic son’s experience.

Jen has presented, consulted and collaborated with a number of brand initiatives, art spaces, and universities across print and digital, in addition to facilitating events centering disability art and design advocacy. 

Jen currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Bowie State University, in Bowie, MD.  Jen holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Visual Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Chelsie Tamms

Chelsie Tamms is an award-winning lettering artist and designer based out of Chicago. Chelsie is founder of Lettering Works – a woman-owned modern brand design studio that is dedicated to crafting the highest quality of branding and custom artwork delivered with creativity and strategic intention. 

With over 10 years of practice of lettering and design, Chelsie is passionate about craft and intention. When she’s not designing, she can be found eating ice cream, traveling internationally, or starting a new passion project.

Felicia Bowers

Felicia Bowers is a painter and digital artist from Southeastern Michigan. Felicia has always been drawn to art as a means of expression, starting as soon as she could stand with the assistance of a rolling walker. In school she was supported to paint using her right foot, and has since honed her practice creating beautiful abstract works in watercolor and acrylic. 

In 2017 Felicia worked with People Love Art founder Adam LaVoy to develop an art making process using the built-in eye tracker on her communication device. Leveraging years of practice carefully controlling her eye movements she began to create intricate drawings layering a series of continuous lines that show the movement of her eyes on the screen. Some of Felicia’s early works from this collaboration have sold for over $14,000, and resulted in Felicia being invited to present at TEDx Detroit. As eye strain begins to affect the precision and detail that are the hallmark of her early works, People Love Art is continuing to support her evolving and increasingly fluid style.