Tag Archives: artist

Remembering Nobel winner,poet, critic, and activist Liu Xiaobo, with his last love letter…

Who says artists aren’t leaders? Standing up to power, speaking truth, making art despite assaults, attacks, and criminalization of his art, Liu Xiaobo deserves to be remembered and honored. He lived the life of a creative leader. Thanks to Lit Hub Daily and NY Review of Books for this report… “This text is the last […]

Victims Becoming Witnesses, Becoming Free: Project Unbreakable and Photographer Grace Brown’s Healing Leadership

In her YouTube video about Project Unbreakable, Grace Brown describes perfectly the power of leadership that speaks truth in a silencing culture. Her photographs of people who experienced rape or sexual abuse empower the subjects as they hold the phrases their abusers used to silence and shame them. This is the power of leadership through […]

Day 69: Celebrating George Orwell’s 110th birthday (dob 25 June 1903)

Originally posted on civildisobedience100:
Dutch Artists Celebrate George Orwell’s Birthday By Putting Party Hats On Surveillance Cameras Dutch artist duo Front404 decorated security cameras with party hats in one of the Netherland’s largest cities to celebrate George Orwell’s 110th birthday. “George Orwell is best known for his book ‘1984’, in which he describes a dystopian…

Art on the Leading Edge: Malala Yousafzai and Gavin Aung Than

Leaders inspire art that is inspiring. Here’s a great offering by Gavin Aung Than that I found on the blog ZenPencils. I love the simplicity and transformation that shows the determination and clarity of Yousafzai’s recovery and continued activism. It’s an impressive example of how art can express a story so compellingly. There’s something about […]