"Most people live in almost total darkness... people, millions of people whom you will never see, who don't know you, never will know you, people who may try to kill you in the morning, live in a darkness which - if you have that funny terrible thing which every artist can recognize and no artist can define - you are responsible to those people to lighten, and it does not matter what happens to you. You are being used in the way a crab is useful, the way sand certainly has some function. It is impersonal. This force which you didn't ask for, and this destiny which you must accept, is also your responsibility. And if you survive it, if you don't cheat, if you don't lie, it is not only, you know, your glory, your achievement, it is almost our only hope - because only an artist can tell, and only artists have told since we have heard of man, what it is like for anyone who gets to this planet to survive it."
- James Baldwin

Artsy non-binary type, 6th gen. Irish ancestry settler living on Treaty 6 territory in "Canada" working every goddamn day to be anti-racist and clean up this mess we're in by educating myself and changing people's perspectives. Also pretty damn atheist and I love math. #DPA290 because #FFFFFF#000000 and it's time people recognized it. They/Them and growing more comfortable in my own skin.

If you're looking for an easy answer, I'm not the one. Please challenge me on anything I write that you think came across as racist or biased. I'm working on it and need fresh perspectives.

Happy reading!
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