In the beginning of January 2021, hope for a brighter year was quickly obliterated. Those of us who have been struggling with the social injustices laid bare most especially in 2020, the grief of a global pandemic and changed lives, and the incredibly visible hate that has newfound amplification in our society, have had our empathy and desires for a new year crushed and tested.
I wanted to do something to shine a light on the good and positive voices that have helped to create beautiful change in both the past and present in our world. With my brush as my tool, my voice, and my weapon, I began to create a new portrait every day to share the incredible contributions of the best of us. I want to give pause in our unending doom-scrolling to remember we are on an upward trajectory, no matter how many hiccups and bumps we experience along the way.
The more we amplify the voices of positive change, the stronger we can be as a whole. This is my current contribution to helping us find our way and forge new paths towards a better future for all.
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