The Deep End is an exploration of liberation, healing, hope, joy, and wholeness. What does it mean to be free? What are people of color doing to heal themselves and the world? Join co-hosts Reagan Jackson and Anastacia Renée for a series of in-depth interviews. Hear from incredible people from all walks of life about their journeys, what they are doing to thrive and how they are contribution to broader movements of empowerment and liberation. About Us: Reagan Jackson is an award winning journalist, author or two children's books and three collections of poetry, a visual artist, and international educator. She is currently a Program Manager for Young Women Empowered. Anastacia Renée is Seattle’s Civic Poet and the winner of the James Ray Distinguished Author Award. She is a queer writer, performance artist and creative writing workshop facilitator.
Without art, there can be no movements. Yet, artists are often unrewarded for being the drivers of change, which has created a culture of unsustainable practices. In particular, being a Black/Brown artist who is along the trans and/or queer spectrum means that we are more at risk of being underpaid and undervalued for our brilliance.
This workshop will make space for trans & queer artists of color to develop long-term strategies towards a life supported by their creative work. Participants of these sessions are artists and cultural producers of all disciplines who are ready to build a career from their practice. Part 1 (Feb. 28) will focus on evaluating your financial needs and plans as an artist. Part 2 (Mar. 7) will recharge your marketing needs and put your plan into action. This workshop will intentionally engage a framework of dismantling anti-Blackness, white supremacy, transphobia, and more as we imagine the role of TQPOC artists creating their own liberation.