"The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible"
—Toni Cade Bambara
Micah Bazant is a visual artist who works with social justice movements to make change look irresistible. They create art inspired by struggles to decolonize ourselves from white supremacy, patriarchy, ableism, and the gender binary. Their work is part of a struggle to reimagine ourselves in right relation to the planet in the face of climate crisis. Micah is an anti-zionist jew and identifies as trans, gender nonconforming, and timtum (one of six traditional jewish gender categories).
Right now, Micah is working hard on the Trans Life and Liberation Art Series – a weekly collaborative project that aims to amplify and honor communities on the frontlines of the trans justice movement. At this time of intense violence and oppression, it celebrates trans people of color in life, and not just in memoriam. They are also a co-creator of and participating artist in the Trans Day of Resilience art project, that grew out of their work over the past 10 years, making art as a practice of love and solidarity with trans justice and racial justice movements.
Micah works with many social justice organizers and groups. They are an advisory board member of Sins Invalid, and have worked deeply with Forward Together, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Movement Generation over the past 10 years.
They live in the Bay Area and enjoy learning the secret histories of plants, fostering monarch caterpillars, and reading visionary fiction.