Chicago-based arts workers share their experiences within Chicago’s artistic community and envision a sustainable, supportive, care-filled, and healthy arts ecosystem.
A conversation with Alexander Martin, Erick Minnis, and Brenda Pagan, founding members of The Peoria Guild of Black Artists.
A long read and interview with transdisciplinary artist, activist, theologian, community healer, and creator of The Nap Ministry about her upbringing and what has influenced her rest movement.
Korra, a.k.a. ZP, speaks about some of her biggest concerns as a Black girl in the world, including what it’s like navigating 6th grade and the wonderful world of wash day for Black people.
A first-hand account from mother and archivist Tracy Drake on the challenges of caring for Black children and the conversations she recently had with her daughter, as part of a series of testimonies by Black trans, Black women and girls, Black femme, and Black non-binary artists and cultural workers.
Maya-Camille Broussard gives a glimpse into some of the challenges she experienced as a child and continues to experience in her daily life, and reminds us of why now, as always, Black Disabled Lives Matter and need to be uplifted when we talk about police violence.
A conversation with Ireashia M. Bennett, a Black queer new media artist from Suitland, Maryland who now calls Chicago home. Their work takes the form of photography, multimedia essays, short documentaries, and experimental films that poetically harness and affirm Black queer disabled perspectives and realities.
Rashayla Marie Brown weaves together elements of her past and present experiences, then connects them to the call for accountability and long-term commitment to addressing systemic anti-Black damage and misogyny within and beyond the arts sector.