I’m Carol 修安 Lin, an artist educator from Taiwan. Art is to movements as ideas are to actions. I want to see artists organize amongst ourselves to take charge of the responsibility and immense power of our talents. Our practices are inherently here to shape the current of public thought. We train ourselves on the most seductive techniques to instill our ideas in the people who receive our work, and I know that can be an all-encompassing way to build community. Using our trauma, history, culture, friendships, stories as soil, we bring new life through art. Recognize that eternal power. Throughout the past five years, I have been building my knowledge and practice of decolonial artmaking. I’ve built curriculum that aim to help my participants release the hurt and self-doubt that the violent structures of oppression have forced us to collect. I’ve worked with Artists Against Police Violence, Audre Lorde Project, Brown Boi Project, East Side Community Arts, Proyecto Algarabía, and CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities. Alongside all of that is my real desire to create as a human being who can exist outside of capitalism. We can give each other space to be inspired by our crushes, our boredom, our silliness. As a queer, fat, East Asian, able-bodied femme with depression and a middle-class background, I seek to learn strategies that my people can use not just to resist, but to bloom.