WHAT IS RESILIENT?
What is happening right now is not new. Racism is not new. Police brutality is not new. Sexism is not new. Homophobia is now new...
However, as familiar as these issues are, it does not make them any less easier to deal with and witness.
On top of signing petitions, donating, and having conversations with loved ones, there was more I could be doing.
As a storyteller and filmmaker, I turned to the creative arts.
There is a real power art can wield. Art is something we digest every day. Whether through movies, music, murals, books, and so many other forms, art has a prevalent role in our society.
Art might not physically pass a bill or law, but it can contribute to the conversation and spark change. Art can craft a beautiful catalyst for change.
With that in mind, I wanted to create a space where creatives can come together.
Resilient is a space for creatives to collaborate and highlight works of art regarding systemic issues such as racism, privilege, homophobia, and sexism.
However, this space is not just to be used for explicitly political or social works of art. This site is also to shine a light on artists who are typically disregarded or misrepresented in the mainstream. This space is for creatives who by simply expressing themselves and being who they are challenge social norms.
I believe art activism can be presented in a variety of forms - direct and indirect.
So, please use this space to check out artists and to reach out to other creatives to collaborate on projects.
Let us create a community of artists fighting for a better future: one more inclusive and open.
Black Lives Matter
Marsha P. Johnson Quote
Micah Bazant Painting
Pride Flag Colors