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Our Commitment

TOAN is a multidimensional art space and network committed to propelling socially necessary conversations and solutions for the progress of the underserved and underrepresented. we highlight the journeys of artists less heard, as well as the communities that nourish them, with an aim to bridge the gap between media and the people. In our digital, print and physical spaces alike, we aim to promote a DIY•grassroots approach to success, maintain a strong connection with underserved, marginalized+intersectional 

communities and their youth, while carrying a healthy sense of cultural awareness and willingness to learn simultaneously.

Glossary

  • community: a group of people that closely relate and support each other // ex: when opportunity shows up for you at the wrong time, pass it to your neighbor.

  • local: belonging or relating to a particular area or neighborhood.

  • emerging: to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity.​​​​​​

  • platform: a raised level surface on which our people or things can stand.

  • multidimensional: of or involving several aspects or features of a situation, identity, problem or thing. 

  • folkalizer: term adopted from the Rainbow Family meaning a person who acts to facilitate discussions and spaces which bring folks together and create community.

  • intersectionality: also called intersectional feminism, is a branch of feminism asserting how all aspects of social and political identities (gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, etc.) discrimination overlap (or "intersect"). The term was coined by black, feminist scholar Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw in 1989.

  • inclusive: accessible and welcoming to all intentionally open peoples, services, spaces, or items.

  • practice: the actual application or use of an idea belief or method.

  • marginalized: pushed to the edge, or a peripheral position of power, just outside of society's interests. 

  • underserved: lacking sufficient service, as in people and communities that are lacking the essentials to maintain a healthy and progressive lifestyle. ​

  • POC or PoC: Person of Color, who is not white OR of European parentage. 

  • LGBTQIA+ : this community includes but is not limited to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, intersex, a-sexual identifying people. 

  • femme: FEMMES PLEASE HELP US ACCURATELY DEFINE THIS TERM

  • single-parent: a person caring for and raising a child without a partner providing equal efforts.

  • diaspora: the dispersion of any people from their original homeland.

  • problematic: constituting or presenting a problem or difficulty. in this space, this generally indicates a problem for marginalized communities and its members. 

  • cancel-culture: a form of intense boycott, not something we necessarily agree with.

  • self-care: the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness. this practice not to be performed only in periods of stress but encouraged daily. 

our glossary is a fluid entity, always growing and welcoming change.