Spilling The Sap Week 1: Alexis
Updated: Jul 17, 2020
Follow our Apprentices as they take their journey with us this summer! The views of our Apprentices are their own, are based on their own experiences and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of Dunamis. Check it out!
Hey y’all! It’s Alexis Maxwell from Dunamis Boston’s Arts Management Apprenticeship.
My pronouns are She/Her/Hers and I am a black female and aspiring screenwriter. I’m writing this message now, just to share my experience so far with you all, so I hope you check it out and give it a share! I’ve only been actively working for a week, but I have to honestly say I’m really enjoying my time here, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that my values align so much with that of Dunamis.
Something I always advocate for, is the representation for black and brown stories in art, and Dunamis is actively working to uplift those voices and hold spaces for black and brown creatives. My work here has only made me more passionate about advocating for this cause. Dunamis has helped me to realize that there is a place for black and brown artists and creatives in Boston—that we don’t have to leave our home here to do what we love. With that being said, I have only been here for a week, which isn’t a lot of time. However, I feel like I’ve already been exposed to and challenged on so many things. On top of that, I feel like I’m in such a healthy and positive learning environment (going to work is fun)! I think all places should strive to have an energy like that of the Dunamis team, and I think we should constantly work to provide black, brown, and all other people of color, with access to resources and space for creativity. In a world that constantly lives to highlight and romanticize the struggles that people of color face, I believe it is important for young black and brown people to share their tales of success.
That’s why I can’t wait to get back to you and tell you all more about my experience at Dunamis. Looking forward to my future weeks here. Remember black lives matter, free Palestine, wash you hands, and most importantly, spread love <3.