This week on Art Pays Me, I speak with Activist, Poet, Author and former Poet Laureate of Halifax, Rebecca Thomas. We had an incredible conversation about her work raising awareness of Indigenous issues in this region, her creative journey and how establishing credibility can help an artist justify their rates. We also talk about:
- loving the land we know as Canada while not ignoring the ways that it can improve,
- acknowledging our privilege,
- how telling stories that aren’t yours in your art can cross the line of cultural appropriation,
- the problem with cancel culture.
Rebecca Addressing Halifax City Counsellors