I truly believe that artists have a responsibility to talk about the world around us in our work, especially in times of crisis and struggle. We have the opportunity to elevate important conversations and help our audience make sense of the difficulty of the moment. Art can comfort or provoke. It can make one feel seen and challenge the mindset of another. The work we are creating, while extremely relevant right now, will also be important to look back on as part of a larger narrative of the time. Someday this art will shed a light on the complex, layered experience of living through this time in history.