Photo by Jana Birchum

Best Artivist

Drew Riley

When the going gets tough, Drew Riley gets tougher. The local artist, best known for her jaw-dropping Gender Portraits series of folks defying gender norms, spent the worst half of 2017 at the Capitol fighting against a slough of anti-trans and LGBTQ hate bills filed during the 85th legislative session. Her dedication to fighting the good fight gave others strength – much in the same way her art inspires courage and compassion.

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