When I’m with you I see a being that is leaking out everywhere, trying to express itself, trying to resist the pressure of conforming to someone else’s comfort level or some artificially manufactured idea of happiness and beauty, trying to ignore the message that it’s somehow not good enough just the way it is, even though in the deepest reaches of your inside, you know you just want to be heard. I too have often been made small by a culture that is afraid of love, afraid of difference, afraid of colouring outside of the lines, afraid someone might speak a truth so simple and radical that their power-over dynasty would fall like a stack of wooden blocks. Like you, I’m tired of living in this limited reality, this old story, this one-way power game. As Rumi said, “There are lovers content with longing. I’m not one of them.” Let’s use our energy, our synergy, our whole beings, and create a new world!
— heidi kalyani, 2016
from the *nothing is black and white* project: illustration created out of meditation with a single unbroken line