The melting pot: influence vs. apropriation

I feel that this is an important discussion right now. Increasing sensitivity is one was we’re positively evolving as humans, but having artistic dialogue and learning/influencing/being influenced, with love and respect, is also the only way we’ll move forward and understand. Separation and silos don’t bring us together. With respect, we can acknowledge others’ ownership and deep connections to a tradition but also show our love for it.

This was occasioned by reading Laura Blake’s great discussion on fb, quoted in full here because that’s the only way I can find to link to a post, dammit! Go read. :)