A conversation with “Finding Our Happy” artists Nilé Livingston, Nicole Nikolich, and Marisa Velázquez-Rivas, hosted by project curator, Conrad Benner.
In a world that for too long has solely centered cisgender heteronormativity, LGBTQ+ people have had to go to extra lengths to discover stories, histories, objects, people, and spaces that can reflect and celebrate our truths. From the entertainment that permeates mass culture to, more often than not, the families we grow up in, queer, trans, and gender nonconforming individuals have had to work to discover the people, spaces, and things that offer us confidence, affirmation, and joy. With “Finding Our Happy,” we’re celebrating those mundane and monumental discoveries. And we invite you to look closely and see how many references you can find/relate to!