"It took me a long time to figure out that I wasn’t selling out and that I wasn’t doing something selfish by becoming an artist but in fact, in some ways, I can make an even bigger impact than I could before." - @lisacongdon
this is one of my favorite quotes from my interview with Lisa. I've heard so many people say, "I'm not doing enough if I just make art." Like somehow creating something that only you can create and sharing that with the world isn't enough. Somehow you giving your unique voice into a world of too much sameness isn't valuable enough. Somehow you showing up as you when too many of us show up as who we think we should be, isn't lighting the way for all of us to be free.
Making art isn't selfish. It's brave. It's vulnerable. It's strong. And it is absolutely necessary.
pic from @countrylivingmag