"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, and by ways of reimagining ourselves in right relation to the planet in the face of climate change. Micah is also an anti-zionist jew and identifies as trans, gender non conforming, 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 + 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. Micah is 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, a disability justice performance project. They have also worked deeply with Strong Families, 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, cooking for monsters, and adoring a small grey cat named Claude.