A message in light of recent events:
Fearless Minds Theatrical was founded with a singular purpose—to support the voices too often left out of the entertainment industry. Those voices are the voices of disabled people, of queer people, of people of color… The team here at FMT would love it for the world to become so welcoming of these communities that our existence as a company is irrelevant. If we ever found ourselves to be in that world, we would happily close our doors to make room for other vital causes. Nothing is more illustrative than last night’s election at how far we are from living in that world.
That is why we must continue to hold each other up. We must fight hatred with love like it is life and death because for so many of us it is. We urge all of our community members—whether you are trans, queer, cisgender, heterosexual, Latinx, black, Asian-American, white, disabled, non-disabled, or any other identity under the sun—to stand together, shoulder to shoulder, in solidarity with one another. Love is the only weapon that can overcome hatred and when you have two people embodying love, you get solidarity. Solidarity means supporting your neighbor. Solidarity means listening to understand. Solidarity means refusing to give up on each other. If we have solidarity in our community then we will have the strength not to give up on ourselves, and that is so important right now.
Fearless Minds exists to create safe spaces. These safe spaces are not places to hide, but rather places to rest, to rejuvenate, to learn from one another about what it is to be human. They help you to know that you have a home to come to when you’re out there fighting the good fight. Ultimately, the goal here at FMT is that we can help to shape our community to be a safe space.
If any of our community members are in need, don’t hesitate to reach out to us, or to one of the following important organizations:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1(800)273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Youth): 1(866)488-7386
Trans Lifeline: 1(877)565-8860
Most importantly, don’t hesitate to take care of yourselves and reach out to one another.We can all get through this together.
Marrok Sedgwick & Reilly Skinner
Creative Producer Resident Filmmaker
This is the official web page of Fearless Minds Theatrical, a theatre and film company that works to make a more just community, especially for members of the disability and queer communities, through art and education.
Our current project is a documentary film entitled Rewriting Love, which looks at families who have successfully included members of the queer community. This film is ethnographic in nature, capturing real life stories that serve to promote a broader definition of family. Check out the page for Rewriting Love for more information on how to bring a screening to your venue or community group.