A portion off all proceeds for the month of October will be donated to International Relief Teams to assist with the devastation in Puerto Rico and the USVI. 

 Free US/Canadian shipping when you spend $50 or more!

I Rise Hooded Tee (Adult Unisex) Black


  • Price: $28.00
  • Product Code: IRISEHOODEDTEE-BLACK
  • Availability: Discontinued

Maya Angelou1928 - 2014

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

From And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. 

We ship worldwide. If there is an issue with your shipping country at checkout please contact us here.

For our store policies please click here.

Graphic placement may vary as each shirt is hand printed.

This shirt is a unisex fit. Ladies may want to size down. 

This classic lightweight unisex hoodie is great for year-round layering and features a retail fit, crossover V at neckline, hood and long sleeves with cuffs. 

Sign Up For Our Newsletter