An Artist’s Ally

STL Youth Jobs intern Zak behind the camera at a photo shoot

Working at Saint Louis Story Stitchers these past two weeks has been an interesting experience. As a non-artist, it can sometimes feel as if the work you do for an artist collective is insignificant and unexciting. Operating PAs, crunching numbers, and planning schedules aren’t activities that immediately come to mind when one hears the phrase ‘social justice artist’.  And yet, without people doing these jobs none of the work our artists create would be possible. There is no feeling quite like watching a show from behind a soundboard while talented performers dazzle audiences, and then having these same performers personally thank you with a handshake.

I believe that our world needs to change, and I believe that art has the power to do it. Too often those who have important stories to tell are left without a voice in our communities. Although I don’t have the skills or the experiences necessary to tell these stories myself, it is my honor to pass the mic to those who do.

Pick the City UP Tour!!


WED June 21, 2017        TOUR STOP #3

Make Music St. Louis on the Delmar Loop!

12:00-1:00, 7:00-8:00 at Stitchers Storefront Studio, 616 N Skinker Blvd., 63130

6:00-7:00 at Piccone Pastry, 6197 Delmar Blvd., 63130

TH June 22, 2017

Literary Arts Day

Spoken Word and Readings on the Sidewalk

1:00-3:00 at Stitchers Storefront Studio, 616 N Skinker Blvd., 63130

T-Shirts and the new Not Another One! A Discussion on Gun Violence book for sale!!

More info on the Pick the City UP Tour HERE