How can artists make art after tragedy?
Dear Blonde Fam,
This week has been hard. I wanted to write and let you know that I've been having a difficult time feeling inspired after the election. Today, I believe more than ever that focusing on our own inner strength will ensure that something like this never happens again.
Artists are so important in times like this.
After 9/11 a lot of artists scrapped the projects they were working on. The context had changed and it was impossible to finish a piece that was inspired by a different world than the one we were left with after 2001. This feels the same. We were so close to the most symbolic sign of gender equality - a woman leader of the most powerful country in the world. To see him appointing so many white men to his cabinet feels like the patriarchy is only empowered to stay the same. What can we do?
We can each continue to make art, to collaborate more, to put more inspiring content out there. We have to.
Don't forget to wear a safety pin today to show you're an ally.