We are a society governed by labels.
Some even wear them on the outside of their clothing as a sign of status.
They even pervade art and creative expression.
Contemporary artist or traditional.
Professional or amateur.
Artist or artisan or crafter.
They divide us and group us.
They seem more about 'power over' than empowerment.
More about elitism than egalitarianism.
More about protectionism than about ennoblement.
They seem here to stay.
So let's turn them on their heads.
Let's create our own labels.
Let's use labels to celebrate the inherent dignity in each human being.
Let's use labels to challenge the structures which confine and diminish the human spirit.
Let's use labels to celebrate and treasure difference.
Let's use labels to express our gratitude.
Let's use labels to enable all to live this one precious life well.