Laurel Schwartz

“Art should comfort the disturbed

and disturb the comfortable.”

-Cesar Cruz

Let’s begin.



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An introduction: My name is Laurel Schwartz. I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota with a camera, a YouTube channel, and a passion for people. Now, I spend my days in New York City working at the intersection of art and social impact.

I have always loved history. This is because I believe stories change the world. And, I believe the moral arc of the universe is long and it bends towards justice—if only we bend it. The stories we tell and how we tell them matter; they can bend the moral arc.

Storytelling—art, media, music, film—is poetic world-making. Are you ready to make a world together?


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