I would not be here if it weren't for some special people who have come before me and exist alongside me, who i have been blessed to know in this life, who are creating art as an act of resistance , resilience, and response to what is happening in this world. And forming sweet connections of community in the process. This work can often feel isolating and ineffective but you inspire me and so many others to keep going and remind us we are not alone. There is so much beauty in the collective spaces you work to create so that healing and transformation can happen. Poet Gold, Be Steadwell, A Letter to My Ex family, Charlie the Prophet, Kevin Garcia. Thank you for staying true to what you do.