Finally, we see a picture about black gay love getting the recognition it deserves over the safe Hollywood drivel that wins year after year, and they don’t even get to give their speech properly.
While my title is “Understanding Whiteness,” I want to make it clear that I want to talk about the need for white people to understand whiteness. From what I read, POCs generally already do; and in any case, I would argue that it’s not their job to understand whiteness. It’s ours.
Art is largely regarded as subjective in nature. Through its subjectivity, it has been forged into a tool, utilized in the representation of our universe’s multiple realities. It exemplifies the variation of personal experience...art has the capacity to not only transcend emotions responsive to social conditions, but also the individual opinions of artists and the smaller communities they represent.
To our community: As part of an ongoing dialogue we want to take this opportunity to respond to the Wetlands editorial “Trans/ending Normal.” This editorial has made our department’s conversations about the immense power and risk of representation on stage more acute. We hear how scary it is to be a trans individual and how much sensitivity [...]