The Be Seen Project resources and amplifies BIPOC artists and makers who are using their work to center marginalized voices and create social justice and cultural change.
The creative process is inherently revolutionary.It reflects culture, invites engagement, archives history, builds relationships, and shares visions and narratives that can confront social systems in a powerful way when used as a tool for change.
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have largely been left out of the historical and cultural narrative and modern craftivist movements. Art created through our lived experience of oppression is not simply an expression of ideological protest, it offers critical perspective and insight missing from the broader discourse of these movements.
In this Episode Midori and I get right down to it and talk about claiming transnational identity, confronting both the white and male gaze in her art, the struggle to separate her two primary roles of artist and sex educator when the world wants to only define her as the latter, the activism that is embedded in her work even though she doesn’t necessarily identify as such, and so much more.