Aran Goyoaga on Cultivating Love in the Kitchen + Meringue Cake with Roasted Apples From Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple
"Set a humble table and eat beautiful simple food. Nothing has to be fancy. When you make yourself comfortable, your guests will feel comfortable."
Karen Vidangos Wants To Fill The Gap In the Art World with Latinx Art Collective
"I want curators, educators, collectors, anyone with an interest in Latinx art to connect with these artists. If you are someone looking to commission a work, need a guest speaker for a panel, want to begin your Latinx art collection, LAC is where you can begin your search."
Three Artists On The Expansion of Work, Creativity and Caregiving In A Pandemic
"Pandemic life changed my relationship with my studio back to what it had once been, not somewhere of guilt and stolen time but a sanctuary where I need to be to be my full self, and consequently the best parent and partner as well."
A Conversation with Create To Stop Hate Founder and Artist, Janel Foo
"I’m proud of having a place for people that are looking for a way to support the AAPI community to come to get information and discover our huge community of artists, and I’m just proud of building this initiative that started as such a small, simple idea."
Street Photographer & Author Gulnara Samoilova On Empowering Women, Artistic Expression & The Power of Confident Work
"I want to create an inclusive community for women artists from around the globe who are pushing the boundaries of street photography in new and exciting directions. I’m interested in empowering women so that can tap into their creativity and feel confident about making work, whether they are professional or amateur photographers."
Motif Founder Shanetta McDonald On Storytelling, Healing, & Connection
"By opening up about these unique experiences, women of color build esteem and lift the shame of hiding their true selves from the world. We’re able to be seen, and feel heard, and that is healing."
A Conversation On Menopause & The Stories She Documents With Filmmaker, Bronwen Parker-Rhodes
"There is so much about the female body that doesn’t get discussed enough and many women struggle and suffer in silence because of it."
My Favorite Reads Of 2020 (Give Me All The Books!)
Oh, you need a holiday read? Might I suggest one of these? From historical fiction, to self-help, and even an amazing children's book sprinkled in for good measure, here are my favorites from 2020.
Latinx Art Accounts To Support & Follow On Instagram Right Now
Art has the ability to give hope, transform, and lead to action. And while you are scrolling, please remember the best way to honor the Latinx and Hispanic community is to vote on November 3!
On Our Radar: What We Are Reading, Listening & Watching This Holiday Weekend
What we've bookmarked—and plan on reading, listening, watching over the long weekend.
"We Are The Radical Monarchs" Is The Film We Need Right Now: A Conversation With Director, Linda Goldstein Knowlton
We Are The Radical Monarchs is a wonderful, inspirational, and imperative family-friendly film we love—and you can watch it for free NOW on PBS!
Krista Scenna, Curator and Owner of Ground Floor Gallery, on Life in the Arts, Small Business Ownership and Motherhood
Arts & Culture Editor, Nora Gomez-Strauss, spoke with Ground Floor Gallery owner Krista Scenna about life in the arts right now and raising children in this volatile time.
The Power of Black Poets: A Selection of Five Poems from ‘Academic Activist’ Dr. Joanne Gabbin
A conversation with Furious Flower Poetry Center Executive Director and Academic Activist, Dr. Joanne Gabbin, about the importance of black poetry and the poems she recommends we read right now.
"It's Raining...I Love You: Self-Portraits" Photographers on Their Book and The 20+ Year Relationship That Served As Its Inspiration
"It made me realize the power and vulnerability involved in sitting in front of a camera and staring directly into the lens and how a collaboration between subject and photographer can become empowering and revolutionary."
DJ Sharlese Metcalf Shares Her Favorite Albums Of The Year (Thus Far)
Need a good listen for the long weekend? We have you covered!
A Conversation With Fanny Singer About Her Mother-Daughter Memoir, Always Home
"It wasn’t that I woke up one morning and thought this is the book I needed to write, but then it was the only book I could write. I very quickly understood there was no way for me—as Alice Waters’s daughter—to exist in the public eye without acknowledging and writing that. Rather than feel encumbered by it, how can I talk about all the wonders of this relationship?"
A Simple & Soothing Activity To Relax The Mind From Creative Zai Divecha
"For me, learning new skills is a form of self-care. It's helping me cope...Take care of yourself in whatever way you need. Trust your gut, and do what you need to do in order to survive."
How Being An Artist & Dealing With Financial Devastation Prepared Me For Living With Uncertainty
"Be as kind to yourself, your family, your neighbors, and strangers as you can right now. Everyone is moving through this time in their own way. And if you aren’t one already, you can try pretending to be a working artist moving through a rough patch."