I’m an artist with a message, and my message is more for society, casting the mirror onto them and saying, ‘Hey, this is what we look like, what are we going to do about it, how are we going to use what we’ve been through to aid where we’re going.’ Trai Byers

I’m an artist with a message, and my message is more for society, casting the mirror onto them and saying, ‘Hey, this is what we look like, what are we going to do about it, how are we going to use what we’ve been through to aid where we’re going.’

-Trai Byers

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I just feel like, with growing up and having peer pressure and what society wants you to be and what you think you should do, I feel like it’s really important to surround yourself around good, understanding, amazing people that actually love you for you. -Storm Reid

I just feel like, with growing up and having peer pressure and what society wants you to be and what you think you should do, I feel like it’s really important to surround yourself around good, understanding, amazing people that actually love you for you.

-Storm Reid

Women have been …

Women have been trained in our culture and society to ask for what we want instead of taking what we want. We’ve been really indoctrinated with this culture of permission. I think it’s true for women, and I think it’s true for people of color. It’s historic, and it’s unfortunate and has somehow become part of our DNA. But that time has passed.

-Ava DuVernay