PEOPLE NOT THINGS
People Not Things is a production company that aims to heal divided communities by developing and sharing tools that help us confront our unconscious bias. By amplifying the voices and work of those at the intersection of race, gender & sexuality, we deliver a unique lens to our audience, one that only comes from surviving & navigated overlapping institutions of violence and bias. Our services include facilitating civil discourse, leading meditation, producing original music and art, public speaking tours and curating traveling art exhibits. People Not Things appeals to this generations’ empath, empowering a population to unlearn the biases forced upon us by our leadership, media and family. Using these voices, our goal is to disrupt institutions enacting violent and oppressive policy against people of color, women and queer folks. We do this by providing our services and an intersectional lens to Americans who are seeking a better understanding of how their privilege and behavior contribute to these institutions. Our core principle is that all people are humans, not the labels that we ascribe to each other. We encourage our audience to dig deeper to understand the ways in which we are perpetuating division, benefiting from division and how we are harming ourselves in the process. In terms of product, People Not Things is a lifestyle brand that produces clothing using original art pieces, we sell and streams original music content and we produce/sell original paintings/artworks.
The People Not Things traveling art exhibit is housed by Strive Till I Rise/The Middle Project and debuts March 1, 2019 at Tag Gallery (LA). PNT uses Be's family history of activism and Be's personal experience as a bi-racial, muslim, queer, woman of color to deconstruct her own preconceived biases as a tool to inspire others to challenge their own. The art exhibit will have annual showing that will featuring queer artists of color and activist who are using extraordinary tactics to heal their divided communities.