Changing the Narratives
If you poll American voters, you know their number one thing? Law and order. Americans just love their law and order.
When we really push the narratives, and we come out with our stories we can change policies.
When we talk about criminals, you're talkin about my parents, and if it were not for my mother migrating here, I would not be able to be an artist.
When we are fighting for change we are always in the 'NO'. We are saying NO to jails, NO don't cut this, NO don't deport my family. But what are we saying YES to?
Today, United States schools are more segregated than they've been in four decades.
In the space of ideas is where we can be visionaries. We don't just need to fight for what we are against, we need to fight for the kind of society we want to build.
How do we envision a world that's gender free, where gender binaries don't exist?
Art became a way for me to reclaim my humanity
In the space of "ideas" is where we can radically change systems. And that is, how do we completely re-envision our society?
Art became a way for me to reclaim my humanity.
The power of art is that it can ultimately transform what you see.
Migration is in our DNA. When white folks move, it's seen as a good thing, they're settling new frontiers. When people of color move, it's a criminal act.
I want women to have really good orgasms.
Art and culture allows us to see ourselves as multi-dimensional people.
Before you change politics, you have to change culture.