Tis’ the Season: Cultural Identity & Justice During the Holidays

What does it mean to celebrate the birth of Jesus in ways that are authentic and meaningful to who you are as a cultural being? How can you celebrate Christmas in ways that are whole, beautiful and just? Some of us may have never reflected on these questions before. Others have been living at the […]

This Is Not My Art History: A Conversation with Andrea Price

“I want to be part of the history that shows the true diversity and true beauty that exists in the world. So people can see themselves.” Editor-in-chief Leah Abraham (virtually) sits down with Andrea Price, an eclectic artist based in the United States, to chat about the intersection of art, social justice, standards of beauty, […]

When A White Jesus Is Present

A few years back, when I was visiting my family in India, I remember my grandfather turning to my seven-year-old cousin and pointing to his arm. “Look at the color of your skin,” he said. “You are lighter than most. White is the color of God and black is the color of the devil! Make […]

I Am Black and Beautiful {Repost}

By Micky ScottBey Jones | Twitter: @iammickyjones Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2016. ______________________________ I am black and beautiful, O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, Like the curtains of Solomon. (Song of Solomon 1:5) There is a word in that verse more important than the rest. It is nestled in […]

A Poem for Little Black Girls

By Rachel Meier  A note from Rachel’s mother: My daughter is Congolese-Canadian. She is 12 1/2 years old and has been deeply affected by recent events in the United States. She was frustrated that we couldn’t attend the protest in Vancouver last night, but we watched the news footage of it and other protests around […]