“Privileged Times” by Martha Wolfe
This is one in a series of posts featuring an artist whose work is included in the Threads of Resistance exhibition.
“Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem to you personally.” – David Gaider
I’ve thought a lot about privilege since the new administration took office. Throughout our lives, we benefit from a variety of privileges we have nothing to do with obtaining and make assumptions about the world based on that experience. With the best intentions, we rally for equality without truly feeling the anxious existence “others” live on a daily basis. Watching how privilege is being used to cultivate prejudice and discrimination, subtle and blatant, makes these issues problems for everyone.