By Aaron Zhang
“Whenever I owned a color pencil set, there were always ten different shades of colors for white people, but there would only be two browns or one black,” Sameera Parveen recalled. She has faced other racial inequities in daily life—racist comments on YouTube and art videos depicting only white people—but this color pencil observation hurt her the most. “I had to find my own way to mix all the purples, blues, and greens to make the brown or black.”
By Anya Shukla
The Colorization Collective and Seattle Arts and Culture for Anti-racism (SACA) have been collaborating since March to plan a panel on the intersection of accessibility and race. We are so proud of the final event, which we hosted in June. Luckily, even if you didn't have a chance to see the live panel, you can now watch the full video below.
A huge thanks to SACA's Alina Santillan, Colorization Collective team member and panelist Izze Peña, and panelists Hannah Wilson and Julian Robinson for this wonderful event.
By Anya Shukla
Over the past few years, Sara Porkalob’s name has become synonymous with the Seattle theater scene. Porkalob, it seems, has done it all. She co-founded and wrote intersectional arts criticism for an online publication, DeConstruct; acted and sang in "DRAGON CYCLE," her critically-acclaimed trilogy of solo shows; used art to address issues of racial equity through the City of Seattle; and will soon be performing on Broadway in the 2021 revival of “1776.” Yet despite its varied mediums, Porkalob’s work always intersects with her personal mission of activism: empowering, uplifting, and sharing resources and power with BIPOC communities.