Light Work Presents: Everything Is Connected is a new podcast where we share inspiring stories on a wide range of cultural and social issues worldwide. Our ultimate goal is to engage and inspire people to lead their best lives. We have special guest speakers and creative contemporaries who are shaping culture in art, sustainability, and the health and wellness industries join us. Stay tuned because you never know who we'll have on the show! This inaugural season we're deep-diving into art and culture with a focus on the African diaspora. Our guest speakers include artists, curators, entrepreneurs, and allied educators and creatives who are continuing to advocate for and support artists of color across the globe.
Renee Cox: Photography, Feminism, & Self Love
On our final episode of the season, Renee Cox shares some of her thoughts on Black life in America, discovering racism for the first time as a young artist, and validating oneself as a radical act of self-love in an oppressive capitalist society.
Layo Bright: Migration, Identity, & Cultural Objectivity
Layo is a Nigerian artist mainly in the 3D space with sculptures that lend themselves to tell the story of her identity and cultural heritage as a West African woman born and raised in Lagos Nigeria. She currently lives and works in New York City....
Cydne Jasmin Coleby: Transformative Experiences, Life Lessons, & Growth Through Trauma
Cydne Jasmin Coleby, the Bahamian born artist who studied graphic design in her formative years at the University of the Bahamas, takes a mixed media approach to her works that deal with breaking new ground and achieving personal triumph in spite of...
Lucia Hierro: Cultural Identity, Racial Ambiguity, & Research as Integral to the Work
Lucia Hierro is a New York based multimedia artist exploring themes of culture and class as seen through the lens of her eyes as a self-proclaimed Domninican New Yorker. The Yale MFA graduate creates distinct pieces using digital media, collage,...
Mikhaile Solomon: Prizm Art Fair, Black Ownership, & the African Diaspora
I sat down with Mikhaile Solomon, the founder of Prizm Art Fair to learn more about how and why she started the Black-led fair which amplifies the work of Black artists working throughout the world. In this episode, recorded just a few weeks before Art...
Delphine Diallo: Decolonized Minds, The Magic of Mythology, & Divine Femininity
In an intimate conversation Delphine Diallo shared how she’s been developing her creative process through the COVID pandemic, why decolonizing the mind of western patriarchy is so important, and how her art seeks to create a new archetype for the Black...