Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” With growing social, political, economical, and racial tensions in the U.S., the world needs more individuals who will speak out on the important issues affecting society while also setting a positive example in the world. According to Trevor Noah, comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host, Hasan Minhaj is one of those individuals.
Imagine that it is the early 2000s and there is a video playing on a television screen called “Supa Dupa Fly,” produced by the hottest musical genius of the time, Timbaland, is bumping in the background. There is a woman dressed in a black, inflated, trash-bag like garment, doing eccentric dance moves. There are background dancers moving to the entrancing hip-hop beat, with flashing lights that one could not miss. The chorus: “Me, I’m supa dupa fly,” is repeated by the rapper, who at the time way ahead of her time. Her larger than life clothing, lyrics, and attitude proved to be a true revelation of who the artist would become.
Trying to portray the intense relationship of a mother and a daughter dynamic as the primary subjects for a piece of art has been a feat explored by numerous artists. However, Lithonia, Georgia teen, Arantza Peña Popo managed to successfully create a beautiful display of this affection for Google’s Doodle for Google competition.