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"I see earth in our skin and especially when I paint people. I imagine the sun piercing through these women I depict. I paint their love and bravery because their resilience cannot be contained. I want to celebrate all of it."
"You know, I used to think that self care was more about kind of numbing out, and now I'm realizing that my advocacy is self care, using my voice to stand up for trans and non binary people, using my voice to stand up for black people, using my voice to stand up for the HIV social safety net or lack thereof. I mean, using my voice to talk about all of those things, whether it's on my platform, in my private life — that is self-care."
This Jewelry Designer Infuses ‘90s Hip Hop, Caribbean Spice + Vibrant Hues into Everything She Makes
"I tried to compartmentalize my creative practices as just a "hobby", but when something is truly in your spirit the desire never really goes away…and so now here I am!"
"Making art in times of stress is like trying to run in humidity. Creativity requires a certain amount of relaxation and letting go, and that's really hard when there are so many things in the world that are so hard to wrap your head around."
"As an Indigenous woman, I feel like my story, my ancestors' stories — these stories need to be heard and they need to be seen."
"I just go back in and tell myself, you are so loved. You are so good. And you are so worthy. And you are so deserving. And you're exactly where you're supposed to be."
"We've always been here. We've been doing the work, we've been creative, we've been innovative, we've been intelligent, we've been groundbreaking. None of that is new."
"We've still got a long way to go in the fight against racism and injustice, and design is by no means the cure, but I think it's certainly making waves and changing the world."
"I live very much in the present moment, so I just have to trust my journey and accept things as they are and push for the things I want. And I want to be here for my kids, so they motivate me every day to make it through this."
This Mom of 6 Couldn’t Find Characters Who Looked Like Her Daughters, So She Created ‘Princess Cupcake Jones’
"Representation is a necessity. It literally drives home that we can be anything we want to be, and reinforces to people of other ethnicities and cultures the same points."