Lydia Hughes , 22, is a Design graduate from Plymouth College of Art who believes in the importance of encouraging creativity in everyone, as expressed in her final year dissertation ‘In light of the perceived stigma surrounding it, how can creative education and the arts be beneficial to all?’. Lydia was one of the first to join our Young Artists Sharing the Light team, contributing both artwork and social media support. To learn more about our work with young artists, follow the link.
The story of Black people can’t simply log off.
‘Tired of hearing about racism? Imagine how tired the people are experiencing it. Being able to “Log Off” when racism gets too much, is a form of white privilege. Black people cannot simply “Log Off”; this is their daily life. Taking the time and responsibility to educate yourself is a privilege, instead of having to live with racism your whole life. I saw the words that inspired this poster from artist Mikaela Jane (@mikaelajane) and photographer Courtney Coles (@kernieflakes) who created a guide on what’s cool and what’s not for white people to be posting and sharing right now. I encourage you to have difficult conversations, sign petitions, donate and spread awareness; it’s not enough simply to be non-racist.’ Lydia Hughes, June 2020