How do you think these uncertain political times are affecting your work?
Motivates me to be fearless. I don’t really feed my ego often, I love people that do, it inspires me, but I feel like we need to kill it a bit - clearly... look at the president of the country. I have stopped judging myself and others and have become way more compassionate and open because you have to be right now. You have to be willing to face your demons and the demons of the world. That’s how you overcome.
How can our generation be more proactive in promoting creative safe spaces?
Well, I think there are a lot of safe spaces, but nowhere will ever be “safe” for everyone at any time. Each individual has to find the space they feel best. Because even if it's an open safe space, that’s just a title. You have to practice that, and live that. You have to look past the definition on paper and open yourself up, so that the spaces you create reflect that. Safe is a label, and I’m happy we have it but it doesn’t automatically mean the space is actually safe for any minority or person — it’s about the intention as much as the execution.