On Safety, Politics, and Art by Gabrielle Bellot
Issue: Art You Engaged

On Safety, Politics, and Art by Gabrielle Bellot

You must create what you think must be said, what you think should be done… Perhaps the best art takes on the world in some way, destroys it & recreates it, draws reader and writer alike closer to the complexity of the globe or even of that planet’s place in a far vaster universe of which we are specks on a pale blue dot, a dot near-invisible on the map of the cosmos. Continue reading

Our Words, Voices, and Souls by Eric Boyd
Issue: Art You Engaged

Our Words, Voices, and Souls by Eric Boyd

It was my feeling of safety which got me incarcerated. I made the assumption that I would be okay; I didn’t read up on the legal system, didn’t bother to pay for a lawyer. I hid from my situation until it consumed me. I can’t make that mistake again. Continue reading