The Courage To Create



Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Creatives, Artists, Change Agents, Radicals and Revolutionaries:

It’s time to take a STAND.

It is time for you to use your gifts to change the world. To change humanity.

It takes courage to create.

Every day, we need you stand up and share your voice, your vision, your passion.

It is time to use your gifts and create new communities, new structures, new neighborhoods and new cultures. It is time y’all showed the rest of us a new path.

Take a STAND.

Use your art to take a stand against racism, sexism, war and poverty.

Stand up and be your authentic selves. Change the the way your country does business and the way you are perceived by the rest of the world.

Continue to make new kinds of businesses and nonprofits. Create new ways of worship and connection.


  •  to create sustainable products and services because of your concern for the planet and all its people
  •  to bring important issues concerning faith, poverty, education, social justice and equality to the mainstream
  •  to speak for those who have no voice and to tell the stories of the disenfranchised and the marginalized
  •  to inspire people to question what is important and what is meaningful in their everyday lives
  •  to teach the world that souls are more important than egos

Use your dance, your art, your painting, your writing, your imagination, your heart, your voice and your hands to change people.

In doing that you are changing communities.

Take a STAND.

Show us that success is not about earning more money or a bigger office, but about a life of depth and meaning.

You are vulnerable and strong all at once. You are beautiful.

Show us how to be that too.

Even if you stand alone, still believe in your ability to change systems and communities. Turn your rage into a revolution.

You are brave. You are seen.

At the heart of who you are is the ability to recover and to overcome, to try and fail, to miss the mark and make mistakes. You may do all of these things but you always recover, you always overcome. You always have, and you always will.

It takes courage to let your light shine and do what others think is impossible.

Most days, your light shines upon my face. It warms my spirit and encourages me to fight the good fight. It renews my soul.

So, I salute and honor you. I lift you up. I thank you.

Courage is one of the greatest qualities that we as humans can have. It is through your acts of courage that you are helping us all move on to greater things.

Take a stand.

We need your light. I need your light.

With love and gratitude,