QuakerSpeak, September 2022

“I believe that everyone’s creative; that all human beings have creativity,” says Brooklyn performance artist Yana Landowne. “I also believe there’s that of God in everyone, so that makes me think that the creative spark is God.”

In creating her work, Yana asks herself, “How can my art of encouraging engagement and encouraging expression and encouraging creativity align with encouraging that of God in everyone? . . . Because when we’re in a space of judgment, that shuts down creativity, that shuts down expression, and it actually shuts down the other person.”

Transcript and Discussion Questions Available Here

Produced by Rebecca Hamilton-Levi

In partnership with Friends Committee on National Legislation.

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