There are many things I could write in a 2020 recap post. I could write about challenges, accomplishments, and life milestones. I could write about what it's like for my business to enter its sixth year during a pandemic. I could write about activism and advocacy and all the heavy lifting we must do in the face of injustice. I could show my best bravado and shake all my glittering, roaring resilience in the face of 2021. But honestly? What I want to offer, as we end this year, is self-compassion, and a chance for closure and resolution with ourselves.
Community activists pushed back on the city for prioritizing the use of public funds to repair private property while taking no meaningful steps towards racial justice. An adapted version of this essay also appeared in the Isthmus.
The following are my public comments for two resolutions that would have redirected money from public infrastructure and given it to private commercial property owners. I was one of several…
The US has a long history of looting and property destruction in other countries. Yet recent debates surrounding BLM protests have centered on the tension between those who condemn the destruction of property during protests and those who want lives to take priority over property.
These are public comments in opposition to 61060 and 60995 currently under review by City of Madison's Economic Development Committee.
In the weeks following Black Lives Matter protests, murals have popped up all over the country. In particular, murals have appeared on boarded up windows in business districts, like Madison,…
Over 11 weeks after most states announced their #SaferAtHome orders, many things are coming to a head. COVID-19. The ultra wealthy gaining $500 billion more in wealth while 39 million Americans file for unemployment. White violence and police brutality towards the black community. Each of these events was like a flame traveling down a line of gunpowder destined to culminate in an explosion.
There are two worlds I can imagine after the crisis. The first is the world I fear. The second is the world that I hope for.
Representation matters. It’s powerful to see yourself in the media, images, and icons that surround you. The more you see yourself, the more likely you are to see diverse stories about who you can be. Read 5 AAPI artists' insights and reflections on how we can expand representation in every field, and what it means to be truly seen.
Do artists qualify for the SBA disaster loan? More importantly, should artists apply? The short answer is yes. Here's what you need to know.