The Revolution Will Not Be Colonized - Unisex Hooded Sweatshirt

In 2020, writer and thought leader Layla F. Saad posted the following to her Instagram account, echoing the sentiment and writing of the late Gil Scott Heron (and we are inclined to agree):

The revolution will not be colonised. 
The revolution will not be appropriated by businesses, brands, and leaders who have silenced Black voices for all these years, only now to post a black square and proclaim #BlackLivesMatter.
The revolution will not be watered down and made palatable.
The revolution will not be whitewashed into a movement where white people with white privilege get to feel like benevolent white saviors once again.

The revolution will not be colonised.
The revolution will not be slotted into capitalism and used to sell white supremacy back to us.
The revolution will not accept lip service or symbols of solidarity, only real, massive change.

The revolution will not be colonised.
The revolution will not accept the bare minimum as something we should be grateful for.
The revolution will not allow lies and misdirection to distract us from our purpose.
The revolution will speak only the truth, seek only justice and accountability, accept only freedom and liberation for Black people.
At all levels. All over the world.
The revolution will not be colonised.
The revolution will be Black.

-Layla F. Saad

Layla Saad is a British social-media figure and author. After starting an Instagram trend #MeAndWhiteSupremacy, she developed her work into the digital Me and White Supremacy Workbook. It was published in 2020 as the book Me and White Supremacy, which entered The New York Times Best Seller list.


This unisex heavy blend hooded sweatshirt is relaxation itself. Made with a thick blend of cotton and polyester, it feels plush, soft and warm, a perfect choice for any cold day. In the front, the spacious kangaroo pocket adds daily practicality while the hood's drawstring is the same color as the base sweater for extra style points.

Available in army green, black, dark heather grey, and red.

.: 50% cotton, 50% polyester (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Medium-heavy fabric
.: Classic fit
.: Tear-away label
.: Runs true to size

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Width, in 20.08 22.05 24.02 25.98 27.99 29.92 31.89 33.86
Length, in 27.17 27.95 29.13 29.92 31.10 31.89 33.07 33.86
Sleeve length from center back, in 33.50 34.50 35.50 36.50 37.50 38.50 39.50 40.50