I draw inspiration from gifted, fevered, rebellious and integrity driven artists who cut through the status quo, push boundaries, innovate and stake their own unique claim on the world. Artists like my brother River who have lasting impact on culture and use their fame as a tool to better society.
Art and activism were integral parts of my upbringing and while we were seen as ‘weird’ or ‘different’ by mainstream standards, I always felt safe in a family that celebrated a left of center approach to creative expression. It gave me confidence and taught me that when a group of people believe in something and stay true to it, beautiful things can happen.
LaunchLeft is an intentional space to foster that kind of solidarity and action - a community, a hub, a mindset, a channel, a show, a site, a pod, a place for left of center artists. There is strength in numbers and when artists have the support of other artists we are more empowered, our voices grow louder, and together we can uplift and inspire the next generation of creatives to do the same.
— Rain Phoenix