the world we want to live in

exploring generation & creation as resistance

we all have a role to play in resistance against oppression and building a better world. those of us who may not be full-time activists and organizers may have trouble discerning our role in this resistance, but we can all take part, especially within the cultural resurgence and increased visibility of white supremacy, imperialism, and fascism. the central question of this 2017-2018 project is:

how does your life and work connect to resistance in this era?

click the person’s name to read the full interview.

“this dreamy liberated world is not some future destination. it is a path we make with our work, our magic, our relationships, and our bodies.”

jonah aline daniel, herbalist and candlemaker

“seeing there’s no limit to what black is has been helpful. i want to show people that all the things that live inside them can work in harmony.”

lindsay anderson, artist and activist

“drag makes me feel powerful and big in a milieu that often makes me feel small, irrelevant, and ignored.”

panda dulce, aka kyle chu, drag queen

“in the world i want to live in, folks can make conscious, informed decisions about their food because the barriers have been alleviated.”

keely curliss, farmer

“to engage politically, we have to engage with the hard-as-fuck work of healing. or collapse, and don’t do the work at all.”

kemi alabi, poet and writer

“we need to support each other and hold each other accountable in community. the alternatives are either assimilate or be isolated and burn out.”

amina shareef ali, songwriter and therapist

“there are folks for whom the world has ended already. i want a world where the only deaths are endings are the life-death-cylces nature has, that people also deserve to have.”

bridget afsonna, herbalist

“the intimacy we build to ask for help requires vulnerability. it can build strength and trust in relationships, and give others permission to share their needs.”

kiran nigam, facilitator and nutritionist

“capitalism sustains itself because it controls people’s imaginations of what’s possible. but we can dream up new possibilities for every aspect of our existence.”

adrienne price, artist-activist

“the revolution will be pleasurable! i have been so blessed by the activist community. this is hard work, but they’re labors of love. we’re out here waging love, y’all.”

iman, scientist, artist, and activist

“talking about medicine is inherently facing the reality that there is crisis, pain, death, and trauma. how can we incorporate a root support for when we know a shock will come?”

sol, community organizer and healer

“i don’t do it for me, i do it for you. because maybe me exhibiting my realness will inspire others to release their inner realness that they have been afraid to present to the world.”

renée imperato, transgenerational theatre project artist and activist

“in a 90-minute show, how can we get people to love each other a little bit better, then actually organize around it?”

devi peacock, peacock rebellion founding artistic director

“as a bodyworker, seeing things that have seemed impossible start to open to the possibility of change is very hopeful.”

nora vogt, bodyworker

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