Police brutality, racism, eco-genocide, forced exodus, slavery of all forms, sexism, homophobia, class wars - these are just some of the fatal realities we have not only allowed to exist in our world, but we have complacently participated in sustaining. As an artist it is my duty to create and live in such a way that inspires you to consider the possibilities of what could be different and how we can heal from such painful and detrimental wounds.
I believe we can live in a world where all that is alive is honored and death is respected and engaged in healthy and sacred ways. I believe we can conjure movements of change that look like coming together in protest at times of urgency and mourning, as well as sitting together and choosing joy and love in our everyday actions towards ourselves and others. I believe we have the capacity to unlearn paradigms that are no longer life affirming and are steeped in histories of greed rather than collective mindfulness of diverse and complex experiences. Not only do I believe we can do these things, but I believe we must do these things in order to honor the powerful gift that is life. I invite you to consider your role in this work, however little or big you feel it to be. Do it. Live it. Be it. We are all needed in this great turning as our earth and her children restore and redefine balance.
I am called to stand with the earth and her people through storytelling, protest, and prayer. This April 2016 I joined a collective of indigenous brothers and sister from all over the continent in a 10 mile prayer walk as a form of protection and anti capitalist resistance. You can read more about it here. This sight is not unique as there are so many examples of this harsh and irresponsible forms of systemic exploitation of the land and it's people. Let these violent examples be an invitation to continue standing in solidarity against the fatal realities of an unjust system. A place to start somewhere, here, now.
Know that your story, your voice, your heart matter.
Be affirmed that you are enough.