What Russell Brand talks about in this interview is some of the reason i struggle with doing work for big corporations. Russell explains it more eloquently and intelligently than I think I can but I will try to.
I hate the idea of feeding the machine when I come from a family and place that has had to fight like dogs just to stay above water while listening to people try and convince us that we get our fair share of the pot (by that I don’t mean just money, I mean the fair share of a utopian life filled with happiness, comfort, and opportunity devoid of racism, classism and outdated stereotypes). We don’t get what our talent and ability mandates. I know that when they see my name they lower their expectations and determine my celling because I am mexican (well maybe they don’t know I’m mexican but they do know I’m not white).
I just want my fair shot, and I refuse to do it their way quietly and without reproach. I am gonna do it my way and I will help out those that need my help as a creative person and a person from a society and family that gives to people in need without expectation of financial exploit or position of power. I will not fit their expectation of me I will exceed and reach beyond that suffocating hold that lowers our self-esteem and keeps us up at night praying that we can provide for our children our aging family members and all of our loved ones all because we have to be everything to everyone instead of just being ourselves and having that respected. More than anything respected. I don’t need to be loved by anyone beyond my family and friends.
I care about the planet. I care about equality. I care about economic stability. I care about family. I care about the importance art has in our world and its role to insight change, reflect injustice, and make our world a beautiful place to wake up and see everyday. For me, my family, my friends and my future children.
& yes my mom took me to political anti-war protests as a kid from the bay area.
I had a project featured on behance’ editorial design served site…coolness
It’s going down….
cool #cca lecture series flyer…