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Authentic Artists Stand Against Oppression to Reflect a Better World

Updated: May 26



The role of an authentic artist is to stand against oppressive forces and express themselves without fear of retaliation. They possess an innate ability to perceive the world as it is and as it should be – a realm of equity, compassion, and unbridled freedom. Through their creative endeavors, artists navigate the complexities of human experience, challenging oppressive forces with unwavering courage and unapologetic authenticity.


In the face of adversity, artists wield their craft as a potent weapon, transcending conventional boundaries to amplify voices that have been muted by the cacophony of oppression. Their canvases become mirrors that reflect the stark realities of societal inequities while simultaneously envisioning a future liberated from the shackles of prejudice and discrimination.

Individuals who refuse to cower in the face of retribution are at the forefront of this artistic insurgency. They recognize that true creative expression necessitates a willingness to confront the status quo, even when facing backlash or persecution. Through their work, they dismantle the structures of oppression brick by brick, illuminating the path toward a more just and equitable society.


Consider the words of renowned painter Frida Kahlo, whose evocative self-portraits served as a testament to her unwavering resilience in adversity. Despite enduring profound physical and emotional pain, Kahlo fearlessly bared her soul on canvas, challenging societal norms and redefining beauty and identity.


Similarly, musicians like Nina Simone and Bob Dylan transformed their art into a platform for social commentary, using melodies and lyrics as vehicles for dissent and empowerment. Their songs became anthems of resistance, inspiring countless individuals to rise against injustice and demand change.


Yet, the journey of the artist is fraught with peril. The mere act of speaking truth to power can incite the wrath of those who seek to maintain the status quo. Throughout history, artists have faced censorship, persecution, and even imprisonment for daring to challenge the prevailing order.


Despite these risks, the artist persists, driven by an irrepressible desire to leave an indelible mark on the fabric of society. They understand that true liberation lies not in complacency but in the relentless pursuit of truth and justice.


In today's interconnected world, where social media serves as both a catalyst for change and a battleground for ideological warfare, artists find themselves at the forefront of movements for social justice. From street murals decrying police brutality to spoken word poetry challenging systemic racism, the avenues for creative expression are as diverse as the voices they amplify.

As we navigate the complexities of a world marred by inequality and division, let us heed the artist's call – to see the world not as it is but as it should be. Let us embrace the transformative power of art to transcend boundaries, unite communities, and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.


For in the hands of the artist, the canvas becomes a mirror reflecting humanity's collective aspirations—a vision of a world liberated from the chains of oppression, where every voice is heard, and every soul is free to soar.


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Roy Sharples, Founder and CEO of Unknown Origins Creative Studios, is in the fight against unoriginality by unleashing creative bravery. Author of "Creativity Without Frontiers: How to make the invisible visible by lighting the way into the future."








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