A Series of art-making workshops + community talk + in-person and virtual Art exhibitions
What’s Your Elephant™ is a movement that uses the arts to create safe spaces to address the unspoken.
What’s Your Elephant™ (WYE) is a combination of art exhibits, interactive installations, discussions, and workshops that are designed to provoke awareness by unveiling unaddressed topics. Themes often include but are not limited to: gender, sexuality, discrimination, and abuse. WYE shows us how art can heal and be a tool to process complex conversations, helping us to unpack the things that we, and the world around us, are challenged by. WYE also intentionally aims to destigmatize mental health topics and counseling.
WYE collaborates with artists of all types, at-risk groups, non-profits, corporate organizations, grassroots entities, and the general public to uplift the value of the creative arts in assisting us with self-healing, which only strengthens our interpersonal and community ties.
The What’s Your Elephant™ series has typically explored many ‘elephants,’ though sometimes there is an annual focus. This year, our series will highlight LGBTQ+ communities. We will be collaborating with grassroots community partners such as NAMI Broward County, World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, Ujima Men’s Collective, South Florida Afro Pride Federation, Black Lesbian Archives, The National Gardenia Society and Transpire Trainings & Consulting, and inviting our communities to make art, get vulnerable, and connect.
WYE 2021/2022 will offer a hybrid of both in-person and virtual events.
What’s Your Elephant is a unique opportunity for our community to explore social issues and personal experiences through art which is unlikely to be exhibited in more commonly accessible or traditional art exhibits. N. C. – WYE Exhibition attendee, 2017
This program was made possible by a grant from Our Fund Foundation, an LGBTQ Community Foundation.