Calling All Artists!
Want to advocate for diversity in the workplace AND show off your skills? We’re looking for designs for PowerToFly-sponsored Zoom backgrounds commemorating holidays, celebrations, and diverse communities!
Drop a link to some work samples or your portfolio and choose which DEI month you'd like to submit a piece for! We'll review your work and reach out if we're interested.
2023 Dates coming soon...
December - Universal Human Rights Month
"Every human being has a right to an education, to have a house, to a healthy old age, to a childhood with both play and learning. To freedom of speech, gender and culture. The right to a healthy environment.
I chose to represent Human Rights Month because I consider the Human Rights Declaration to be an important History milestone, since it's the foundation of many legal systems in different countries, it was written by representatives of the whole world with the goal of being a common ideal and guidance to all nations."
November - National Native American, American Indian, and Alaskan Heritage Month
"I created this piece with peace in mind. November often brings up a lot of pain and trauma for indigenous peoples- I wanted to create something more celebratory. I illustrated plants native to the Great Lakes region to pay respects to my ancestors and my home. The soft, fun colors show a warm feeling for my people as well as a cute, cozy fall vibe! Indigenous peoples worldwide are worth celebrating, preserving, and have cultures so rich and full of love. This piece is my way to acknowledge and pay respect."
"The Wolves All Howl”
"I’ve always created art to celebrate indigenous peoples, and in my older years I’ve started to create pieces that also celebrate my own indigenous family. They are such a big part of me so I want them to hold a place in my art as well. I created this piece with my maternal side in mind, as we are part of the Wolf Clan, and drawing wolves was where I started so many years ago. I hope this piece will make my indigenous relatives feel celebrated and I hope it will help you celebrate all indigenous peoples, this month and every month!"
September/October - National Hispanic Heritage Month
"I’ve been living in NYC for almost one year now and I am super inspired by the cultural diversity of the city. In my illustration I wanted to depict a street inspired by the neighborhood of East Harlem, (Spanish Harlem or “El Barrio” as some locals call it) I included some elements that represent some of the things that a lot of hispanic cultures have to offer to the US such as our food, art, music, and things that have become part of everyday New York like bodegas or corner stores that were popularized in the mid-twentieth century by Puerto Ricans."
Diana Yvette Sánchez
"One of the only memories I have of my grandmother is when she taught me the basics of embroidery. She lived in Mexico while I grew up in the U.S. so I only met and spent time with her a few times as a kid. As an adult and as an artist I appreciate embroidery so much more intensely because it takes me back to the textures that surrounded me growing up. Embroidery can be found in so many different latinx cultures and each culture has its own unique style. To me it's symbolic of how Latinx and Hispanic countries are similar but also very different from each other. Each one is unique and beautiful in its own way. To me, being part of the Latinx community isn't only about the way we look or the language we speak, it's about the fire in our hearts and the strength that we carry."
"Celebrating our Heritage"
The aim of these paintings is to demonstrate the cultural richness of the people of Latin America. I used many representative colors of the Latin countries as a way to unite them in a symbolic way and celebrate our Hispanic heritage.
June - Pride Month
"My idea was based on the word PRIDE, that for me refers to a celebration, a struggle, and a gathering.
The colors are bright in opposition to shame, meaning something that is impossible to hide. To carry brightness with pride.
A child is holding the flag that contains many generations and identities, that walk alongside history, looking forward into a future of more rights, visibility and above all, happiness.
The flag turns into plants as a symbol of the diverse, multi colored and queer nature we are all a part of."