Fight the Fear is a Multimedium Art event centered around the theme of fear that is created in the QTPOC community.
Fear lives within everyone. It has the ability to dictate action or inaction, and the power to cripple movement within us. There are many forms of fear and many expressions of it. This event takes a closer look at the ways fear exists in Black and Brown creative persons, specifically those who belong to the Queer/Trans community. By exploring the intersections of racism/anti blackness, homophobia/transphobia and misogyny, we aim to understand the ways in which the intersections of oppression fuel our fear. By honoring our trauma, we are empowered to share in community as we navigate through the systems of oppression that have been created for us.
FIGHT THE FEAR invites people outside of our community to attend and gain insight on what it looks like within our community and to celebrate the beauty of the Art that comes from it. To gain perspective on the external struggles that racism/anti blackness/homophobia/misogyny puts on us and also the internal turmoil that trauma creates within our psyche.
With this education we are also calling for the action of support. The event will include opportunities for attendees to pay for participation, purchase art and clothes, donate to MAHAL, pay reparations to the artists themselves, and social media support options.