Politics

The luxury of sticking our heads in the sand to avoid discussing politics is a thing of the past. We believe strongly that artists have an important place at the table when discussing social issues and current events. These posts offer artists’ perspectives on politics and current events, from local to global.

Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Tired of Being Teased

Nothing makes me temporarily forget about Donald Trump’s disgusting treatment of immigrants quite like a quick and amazing fuck. It does not mean that we are bad people because we stop calling our congressperson long enough to enjoy having sex with our partner.

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Image by Annie Mok, distributed under the CC-BY-NC-ND creative commons license.

Mental Health Care Is a Human Right (and Artists Are Humans)

Guest Blogger Katie Alice Greer: “OK Sadness means the machine in my head is working just fine and Not OK Sadness means, just like a runny nose, upset stomach, or a hacking cough, that I am currently sick. Plenty of factors both genetic and environmental mean I’ll always need to keep an eye on how things are going in my head.”

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: My Head Is Going To Explode

You have probably heard it said that we “can’t fix stupid,” but I do not agree. Quality education can fix stupid. But what we cannot fix is someone who chooses to be ignorant and to stay ignorant. You can only explain the difference between socialism and fascism so many times before you are just wasting your breath.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Depressed About Politics

I want to work on making things better, by voting, by talking about this stuff online and in person, by recognizing my white male privilege and not abusing it, by being a vegetarian, because “human privilege” exists too (and I know that the way we treat animals reflects how we treat each other).

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Danila Rumold - Pyragraph

The Art of Listening and Not Knowing

Instead of interpreting everything in order to feel like I have a grasp on what is going on, I am actively sitting back and looking and listening in the studio and playing with space. I’m learning, or unlearning—whichever way it goes. Isn’t this how we evolve as humans, artists and a nation?

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Pyragraph birthday cake - Pyragraph

Happy Birthday to Us, Whoo

I’ll be honest, the simple act of listing what we’ve accomplished makes me feel pretty great and makes me excited to contemplate what we’ll achieve in the coming year and years beyond that. Because, to continue being honest, I feel a palpable feeling of overwhelm.

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