In celebration of Black History Month, the Dairy Arts Center has partnered with R. Alan Brooks to present four episodes of the Mother F**ker in A Cape podcast. Throughout the month, R. Alan interviews a variety of black artists, creators, activists, and more! In this episode, R. Alan interviews Painter Adri Norris.
At an early age, I knew I wanted to be an artist. Throughout all my live changes, moving from Barbados to New York, to New Mexico, then joining the Marines, art was the one thing that persisted. I was raised to be a leader, to see myself as someone who could help people and improve lives.
It was only in the last few years that I figured out how I would do that. The Women Behaving Badly series was born out of a desire to educate people about women from the past. Their stories have been lost over time and this loss is a disservice to those women, to the women and girls living now and to society as a whole. Sharing these stories through my art inspires young girls with role models they’ve never seen before. These stories make adults think more about what they have and what they have yet to gain by listening to the voices of the unheard.
I feel as though I am at the beginning of my journey. My list of women numbers in the hundreds and I have barely scratched the surface. I intend to be in it for the long haul. -Adri Norris
To learn more and connect with R. Alan visit: thedairy.org/r-alan-brooks/