Amplifying Voices – Time Magazine & Ava DuVernay: The Art of Optimism

Normally my goal with Amplifying Voices is to look for material that may have had limited exposure. However for today’s choice, this is clearly not the case. Time Magazine is one of the most famous publications out there, and Ava Duvernay is rightly becoming quite well know for both her amazing work and activism.

But I woke up this morning feeling a little sad. It’s important to be informed about current events, but it’s also easy to get overwhelmed. Which is why I found Time’s latest issue, guest-edited by Ava DuVernay, especially timely.

The issue is called The Art of Optimism, and I highly recommend it. I love the range of voices and perspectives included, but also the reminder that art is a powerful force. To quote the magnificent Carrie Fisher, “Take your broken heart, make it into art”.

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