Walk the Walk recap by Artist, Chavia Blankenship
This is Chavia Blankenship, a gem!
Walk the Walk was an experience unlike any other. Walk the Walk invited our trans, non-binary, queer family into a space of creativity, safety, and expression. It was an opportunity to reflect and honor the lives and memories of transgender, gender non-conforming individuals whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence. With the help of our zine, the collection of work provided allowed everyone into the world that each artist walks through. This space was special and allowed beautiful heartfelt stories to be shared.
Cody Brunelle-Potter posing
I’m beyond grateful and blessed for the outstanding team that helped make Walk the Walk possible. The Invertigo team was truly out of this world. Thank you for all the zine assembling, setup, bts, everything. All of your efforts are appreciated. To our artists who offered works that were impactful and inspiring, thank you. Thank you for your vulnerability and honesty. To our guests – thank you for your support and for joining us on a memorable evening. And huge thanks to the City of West Hollywood and Plummer Park for offering a safe space to share and be together. When they say “it takes a village”, they’re not joking. The success of Walk the Walk is all due to the incredible undeniable talent, patience, and support that everyone offered.
Walk the Walk was truly remarkable. I walked away from the event feeling incredibly inspired and emotionally moved. I felt proud of my identity, embraced by my community, and encouraged to explore more of my talents and creativity. I’m grateful to everyone who helped make Walk the Walk possible and am already looking forward to the next one.