Nobody likes propaganda and nobody wants to make it. But what if you’ve got something you really want to say? I don’t think the trick is keep your agendas and ideologies in the back-seat like troublesome children. Instead, learn to make art in which your ideologies and agendas have a place of their own without taking over and dominating your work.
Learning to clearly and creatively communicate things you care about (religious, social, political, etc.) is an art in and of itself. So is learning to create doorways for others to enter into meaningful engagement with meaningful topics.
The question for you, as a creative, eventually ceases to be “What you are allowed to talk about or engage with?” and becomes “How well can you treat, illuminate, critique or celebrate the things that move you?”
This is an excerpt from my book Title Pending, which is available now for pre-order.