Movement is a Language of Telling Stories

“The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” -Toni Cade Bambara

As an aspiring artist during this pandemic I felt like my dream to become a professional dancer was shut down. As an aspiring activist during this pandemic, I felt like the world was falling apart. The violence imposed on Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian bodies was magnified. I honestly felt unsafe and silenced. I felt like dance was the only thing that allowed me to be free.

As an ARTIVIST my goal is embody how “movement is a language of telling stories” (Misty Copeland, Introduction video to the XQchallenge). The stories that I want to tell are the ones that are often overlooked or suppressed, the stories that are left out of textbooks, the stories that show the struggles of people of color but also the stories that show our survival, a survival that is revolutionary, a survival that is irresistible.