Below you can find testimonials from the Lyripeutics members on what the Digital Anthology means to them and the power of coming together through art.
“The anthology came into existence through a community vibing together and creating a safe space for each other to share and grow. It so happened that the Lyripeutics group began working on this anthology during global pandemic when all of the members (as well as the whole world) was really feeling the need to develop new wellness routines. Art became a therapeutic process for us. Storytelling became a way for us to rediscover some of the wellness practices from our communities that many segments of society invalidate.”
“This digital anthology is about community vulnerability to me. It takes an unspeakable amount of radical honesty, joy and love for the community to share parts of your soul with the world. It is an amalgamation of what our relationships to and with each other are and serves as a testament to our ongoing struggle and collaboration. I am thoroughly impressed and in awe of this anthology. It engages a template for what true education can and should look like if we are willing to make different avenues of learning accessible.
Rage on my friends,
“To me, this Digital Anthology is a celebration of community, a symbol of like-minded individuals coming together through the healing power of art. While each member has had to undergo their own journey to get to where they are, I believe this Digital Anthology shows how everyone’s journey echoes each other’s. The Digital Anthology is just a small glimpse into the complex world we live in and hope to change.”
Shawn Trenell O’Neal
“This anthology connects the creative educator’s vision and insight on the current world view. I’m inspired by all of the authentic expression and perspective that’s gone into this art. I believe This project is a time capsule of the early 20’s from a BIPOC point of the 21st century.”
“Decolonize your mind.
“The anthology is living radical love. It is healing and transformational. It highlights the voices, creativity, and vision of a community who genuinely care about our people, our voices, our hearts and souls. It has been a space for self discovery, comunidad, y perseverancia.”
“Belonging has always been the thing that I have searched for. Creating art with fellow black and brown creatives is the closest I’ve found. I love it here.”