“I had never really been given the opportunity to create something artistic that others could walk by and see. I had never really created something that reflected my experience of gender and what being transgender meant to me,” said Elijah. “It was an overall emotional experience, that allowed me to reflect on why I continue to be proud and share my experience with others. I left with a great sense of empowerment. It really highlighted how resilient and strong the queer community is.”
For Susan Shifrin and her organization, ARTZ Philadelphia, change began with a single question:
“How could you expect us to feel welcome if your programs are all in English?”
We are honored and proud to have a global community of organizations in the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network who are committed to building a more inclusive world. The best part is - it’s growing.
For the First Wave, we decided to take a “no build” approach and use off the shelf tools, sometimes creatively, so we could see what worked and didn’t before building our own. Check out the tools we’re using—and why.