Adri Norris is on a mission to tell stories of women who have made history. She does so through her art, her teaching, and her speaking.
Adri is especially interested in shining a spotlight on women of color who have been overlooked in our history books.
In this latest episode of the podcast, I asked her about her work, her teaching, and her activism.
Less than one month ago, Adri was asked to design and direct the Black Lives Matter street mural in front of the Colorado State Capitol building. She selected the words Black Lives Matter Remember This Time for the mural. We discuss those words, as well as the symbolic colors she chose and how she involved community members in its making.
I also asked Adri what steps white artists can take to be helpful right now. Spoiler: This one’s on us. African Americans have been fighting this fight for centuries. It’s our turn to educate ourselves. Still, Adri had some helpful insights to share.