I've heard from a lot of friends and colleagues lately who aren't where they want to be in life. I'm glad I'm their friend and that I have chance to help give them strength and perspective to remind them of who they are.
My personal belief is that art should reflect the truths of the time it is created in. To me art is an incisive cultural weapon that should be wielded responsibly to raise public awareness and empathy toward marginalized concerns and insufficiently documented glocal realities.
To again be clear, there's nothing high-and-mighty about any of this. People don't give me what I want because they think I'm all that. People give me what I want because I ask for it. Stay with me. This isn't as obvious as this sounds.