The Man With The Mic and The Reason We Exist… Outlook Speaks’ Dan Lozzi is an internationally toured “Henry Rollins” style spoken word artist and activist. He’s honest, hardcore, and brutal,,,
Some people rely on art for food, some use it for fun, but for many people, survivors and activists alike, it is a tool for healing, hope, and change. Even more, for some it is their sole means of communication and can be translated in ways that only the human soul can understand from one to another. These are some of the stories behind some of the people who are using THEIR Art against Apathy… and HOW!
Save The Humans Presents:
NMV2’s Featured Artists
What makes Tyler an official “NMV2 Featured Artist” is not just the fact that he has donated pieces for our events, but a particular piece that he did that captured MY heart, titled “The Stars Behind Her Scars”
Michael’s personal story, originally published days before Sean died… October 25, 2014 10:27 PM
Check out some of our other contributing artists’ pages!
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Little Girl With A Ghost; By LogiK of No More Victims #RipLogiK #foursimplewords #Salute
Unaware Angel Submitted by Cheryl Bistany copyright 10-31-99
Submitted by: -Amanda Bryan
I have come to you today,
Because, well, you know, I am gay.
The world thinks that this is my choice,
So they refuse to hear my voice.
I have been told that you hate me,
Can this really be a possibility?
They say that I am damned to an eternal hell,
But if I act, as if I am not what I am, all will be well.
But God you know I have tried,
You know how many times I have cried.
You know that I have pleaded for a change,
That my life you would take and rearrange.
But no matter how hard I tried,
No matter how many tears I cried,
Everything inside of me has remained the same,
So I ask you now, who should I blame?
Do I blame the society who is unaware?
Do I blame the people who just do not care?
Do I blame those who sit by and shake their head?
Proclaiming that I would be better off dead.
We have become the lepers of today,
And everything that goes wrong is blamed on those who are gay.
However, I know that I am who I am today,
Because it was you, who made me this way.
I did not choose to purposely disobey,
I did not choose to turn away,
But I have chosen to be who I am,
Without shame and not living a sham.
I have chosen to embrace the gift of love,
For surely, this was the gift from above.
So God, now I ask you take me by the hand,
And help me make others understand.
Remove the blindfolds from their eyes,
Remove their shackles and disapproving cries,
Awaken in them the spirit of love so true,
And let them know that being gay…came from you.
Mac McClure August 28, 2005
By Billie Kay Dugger 2006
No Escape ~Forsaken Angel ©2005 Originally published in da Dirrt!
Celebrating the unconventional art for it’s very unconventional part in the healing cycle for people every day! And those who create it!