Episode 32: Exploring Queer Identities in the Art Room
Carlos Cruz and Tara Rousseau
Have you heard statements like “it seems the LGBTQ+ student population is growing”? So have we. The thing is these students have always existed! What is growing is bravery, awareness, safety, and the vocabulary with which students can express their lived reality. The art classroom is a special place where students can feel safe, seen, and included. To keep that statement true, it’s important to constantly learn, grow, and be comfortable with being uncomfortable. In this episode, the Creativity Department speaks with Carlos Cruz and Tara Rousseau from the NAEA LGBTQ+ Interest Group. During the conversation, they offer inspiration, ideas, and advice on ways to break through the discomfort, connect with students, and help them thrive. Discover readily available resources that will explain LGBTQ+ issues and help you understand what students need to be successful.