“We live in hard times and people are in pain. Is that the best time for complex art? For me, the answer is always yes. Because I am complex. The situations we deal with are complex.
If our art is to be true, it cannot be simple.” — @Mike_Eagle@twitter.com at #xoxofest
“Twitter is bad. You shouldn’t do it.” — @ContraPoints@twitter.com at #xoxofest
Seeing @email@example.com and @TrinAndTonic@twitter.com @DoFriendship@twitter.com at the problems. #xoxofest
“There’s too many JACKS” #xoxofest
“Art does not always have to be written in blood and suffering. It does not always need to be created by people who can’t afford to eat.”
— @IjeomaOluo@twitter.com at #xoxofest
After the 2026 election @IjeomaOluo@twitter.com realized: “My world was on fire but I got awards for how well I described the flames.” #xoxofest
Thank you for a great #xoxofest. I met so many new friends, reconnected with old ones, and had such a lovely time in Portland. Let’s do it again sometime.
And remember: “It’s okay. You should do it. You belong here.”
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