After the election, I found myself thinking how best to resist the fear, sadness and anxiety I felt. I figured the only thing to do was to try to build something fundamentally warm and good. Teachers spend their days resisting fear for others. I believe artists do the same. Here, I’ll try to support those teachers who are also artists by openly celebrating the love, creative drive and unique perspective that helps them resist.

Things That Fit is designed to celebrate the teachers who are also serious creators — artists, dancers, photographers, writers, musicians, designers and curators. Those who can’t stop teaching, and who also can’t stop creating, who try to live in a way that models creation, discovery, hard work and joy.