Article: The Creativist
Updated: Nov 27, 2018
An artist who uses various forms of art and music as an expression of their own individuality outside of traditional racial
“I prefer to be labeled as an artist, but even that is a vague term. That’s why I like the term ‘Creativist’ because it encompasses so many different aspects of being an artist and a creator.” - Tone Perigion
A Creativist is a black millennial artist who experiences the radical shift of gender, sexuality, and technology that currently dominates in America and in turn, shapes those experiences for their own identification of self. We are still living in a white-dominated society which casts minorities as “others” and, consequently, we tend to hypermasculinize black males; despite this, these black males are fighting against society’s push to pigeon-hole them by their race or the stereotypes of their race, rather than black males letting race define who they are as individuals. In order to unveil the many layers of what a Creativist is, we must not only recognize the current trends, but we must also analyze the ones that came before.