Eiselle Ty '17

Instagractivist

Eiselle Ty photographed in studio

By day, Eiselle Ty is an illustrator at the Olio design agency in Berkeley. By night, she’s an Instagractivist.

“The aim of my Instagram is to get the conversation going,” she says. She informs (what voter suppression is), argues (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is evil), or urges action (defund the police department that killed Breonna Taylor). One commenter called her posts “highly stylized squares of propaganda.” That’s no problem, says Ty. “Harsh comments happen. I’m not going to block anyone. Everyone is welcome on my page.”