Artist Statement on the theme “I Matter Because…”
My song, None Of Us Can Breathe, is about bringing awareness about discrimination and hate, and how they can be combated through tolerance and empathy. This work relates to the theme by describing discrimination, which denies people their right to be recognized and treated fairly. The work also shows how to develop personal tolerance and community tolerance to combat discrimination. The title refers to the slogan, “I Can’t Breathe,” used at the George Floyd protests.