When the movement is strong, the music is strong.
My contribution was to be in the service of the Women's March.
If we are to revitalize the heart of this country, then artists must lead the way.
As artists, we create culture. We have the ability to give this country hope.
Art is not simply to be used for entertainment when society is at its most convenient and happy moments. Art is light that illuminates society when we are at our darkest. Art is the light and our beacon of hope.
I realized that the artistic community, we, as artists, were more valuable, were more important than ever.
What was the role of art under the Donald Trump administration? Did art even matter?
I did the only thing I could do—I got to work.
What makes a person's heart open? And what makes a person's heart close? Today, this country is suffering from a mass contraction of the heart. And I firmly believe that it is artists, it is the creative community, that can reopen the heart of America.
My questions while I study the heart is what makes a heart beat with joy? What makes a heart break with sadness? Since the election I've been asking myself the question, what is the heart of this nation?
I am an artist, and I study the human heart, so I always had hope.
It's hard that even, in 2017, I still have to stomach such archaic bullshit in this industry, and that I have male counterparts that feel that my successes are mere folly of luck, and not what I've done.
Diversity is a responsibility, not an accident. It's something that we have to actively choose to foster.
Great cities are telling stories that we can see. We've got to be able to see your story.
Great cities also cast a compelling vision of the future. We don't just get stuck in the past; we preserve that and cherish it. Great cities are telling stories of hope in the future.
Don't you love that when you're in a city? When you can read the old and the new all together in the same area in the same street. That's context. That's the story of the city playing out right in front of you. . . . We gotta hold onto the old.
Great cities tell true stories.
Cities and the stories they tell need to be about you and your unique role; you and your individuality. We need cities with people who are living out their uniqueness.
Playing games in urban spaces gives players authority to reimagine that space as something new.
Games imbue a place with meaning.
The interesting thing about games is that they come into it as strangers and they leave as friends.
Games break down a barrier between individuals because once we play a game with somebody else we have that thing in common.
Our ability to give and receive and reciprocate is all that matters. It's the most pure and human impulse; to escape the excess bullshit and rediscover the essential. What is essential is not ourselves: it is each other.
I knew nothing about self-compassion. My way to be a good person was I really beat myself up, I pushed myself relentlessly, and I thought what could even be close to self-compassion behavior was self-indulgent.
Lo importante es mantenerse humano. El target entonces es el corazón. Cupido jamás apunto a una rodilla o a una oreja.
Ana María Olabuenaga