Happy Pride Month! / by Lex Gjurasic

I like it beg the question, do you know what the first rule of being oppressed is?

NEVER STOP CELEBRATING.

This cultural and personal philosophy I live my life by. No matter how shameful they want you to feel, never stop being your outrageous self. Never let anyone take away your joy of life.

 We felt it at Stonewall which birthed the Pride parades we see now in our streets today. We hear it in the heavy bests of the club kids that found solace in chosen family of otherwise outcasts. And we saw it in Orlando where grief was danced to the ground.

For me, Pride Wreath, inspired by door hanging Christmas wreath, is symbolic of the triumphant  spirit of celebration over oppression. As the stories we tell become more inclusive and the voices we hear are not just the familiar there are more to celebrate, more people at the party. 

Also I have a new Instagram to follow along to, @lexgjurasic

  Pride Wreath , 14x16x1.5 inches, mixed media on wood including tinsel, 2016

Pride Wreath, 14x16x1.5 inches, mixed media on wood including tinsel, 2016