Vox Populi

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Video: illuminate — a cinematic poem about being in the closet

. Nisha Gupta, the director of “illuminate,” says: This short film is based on in-depth phenomenological research interviews with sexual minorities about their lived experiences of being in the closet. … Continue reading

May 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nisha Gupta: Election Night 2016

I painted ELECTION NIGHT 2016 to express the fear and grief I experienced watching the election results trickle in Tuesday night, from my position as a woman of color. I seek … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

To Be An Advocate

To be an advocate for a community that is not your own is to be a warrior for universal human rights.   It is to recognize the common humanity that binds … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nisha Gupta: In Search of Beauty

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson On a hike between the mountains … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

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