My mission is Artivism
Most of the time, people ask me, “What’s next?” This question gives most creatives anxiety. While I don’t know what’s next, I do think it’s important to know your mission so you can pursue opportunities that are aligned with your core beliefs. As I am preparing to enter a new year, I realize I need to have a mission statement to help with the pressure of feeling like I’m in a race. My mission is artivism. Artivism is art and activism. Hopefully, the work I have created about my personal experiences will lead me to ultimately telling the stories of underrepresented people in society. I feel artistically fulfilled when I’m creating art that starts dialogue in communities that are marginalized. I’m propelled to create future work with diverse narratives through the performing arts, and I’m in no rush to get to this destination. The most important thing is that I’ve pinpointed, this work fulfills me.
“Artivism uses creativity to raise awareness, mobilise, and inspire the spectator. Such indiscipline does not pretend to change the world through creation, but has the conviction that change takes shape through individual acts and awareness and through inviting artistic reflection into the gestures of everyday life. Working together day by day we can encourage the construction of a society that is more aware, inclusive and sustainable.”