The Table: More Than a Fantasy
Are we willing to share our platforms in order to give creatives a stronger voice?
Nearly every success I've achieved has been a result of listening to someone who was willing to share their experience.
Our creation has the power to unify or divide.
Our stories can not be limited to the space in our museums. We can become street curators taking art places where no museums exist.
Our art is as essential to life as food, shelter, and clothing.
If impossible is potential, then fantasy becomes a dream. And a dream is an attainable goal that requires hard work, persistence, determination, and strategy.
Creative power allows us to think beyond perceived limits. Our out-of-the-box reality gives people the safety and freedom to simply be.
Dreams require hard work, persistence, determination, and strategy. Are we the creatives willing to fight for our dream?
There is a power greater than all the world's leaders combined that is still in charge of this universe.
A homogeneous world is a fantasy. Nature is diversity. And creatives are the purveyors of culture.
When leaders of established cultural institutions fail to adjust their systems to provide access to everyone, it is our responsibility to disrupt the system.
Are we willing to share our platforms to give other creatives a strong voice?
Giving people access to art empowers them to alter their own thinking. Altered thinking leads to lasting change.
Our financial investments through memberships and donations to cultural institutions demonstrating a commitment to an exclusive voice become a powerful weapon for confronting racism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia.
Our dream is to create cultural institutions that are as diverse inside as the world outside.
My fantasy for all creatives is to claim our rightful place at the table, and if the table isn't open then we create our own.
Creatives are the ones able to think of new things and make new ways. We challenge ideas and expand minds, and our creation is the power to unify our divide.
For many, it's a life-long quest to have a seat at the table. And instead of us receiving an invitation to join, we hear a determined voice that there is no room.