A call to artists and dreamers everywhere:
Do not give up, do not give in.
Yes, we’ve entered a dark timeline but this is why we must create even more. Let’s translate our despair into beauty, our pain into provocative and compelling art, prose, and poetry.
It is easy, as of late, to feel squashed beneath the phantom thumb of a hopeless demon who beseeches us to stop sketching and start filing, to stop writing and to start aimlessly down the path of the lifeless drone.
For we are the dreamers of the world, we are the artists that create beauty. We are the thinkers that inspire change. We are the diverse, beautiful strangers of the world that transform the world and shine light upon the crevices that few would bare to look.
Continue to allow yourselves to dream, to paint, to write. Don’t give them the permission to silence you, to censor you, to betray the child that lives within.
You see, they let the child within them die. They let the the child within them grow into a hateful, bitter thing, but you mustn’t.
There have been several times in my life too where I’ve felt I must give in, that I must separate myself from who I am (an artist, a writer) and join them down that doomed path… but I was never meant for that life, and neither are you.
Don’t give up, don’t give in. By dreaming of a better world, we can create it.
Protest by creating. Protest here, with your art, with your poetry, with your fiction and your essays.
Never give up, never give in.