Artists have the capacity to speak a language that transcends political identities. For better or worse, we help define culture. At our best, we can motivate and inspire public opinion and action. That's what I like to do — define creative and political narratives that are both simple and accessible to mainstream audiences.
My current projects, Smashing Yams, a book about trying to change the world and meeting your own limitations in the process, and Ordinary People, a film that explores the human cost of mass incarceration, are coming soon.