A Case of Mistaken Identity.
We all have different roles and titles we wear. As we add each new one, the others must be adjusted.
By nature, I am a frank and forthright person, who has no problem being accountable for the things I say. Taking on the title of ED here at QDF however, means that I, as an individual artist, must distinguish when I am speaking for me, and when I am speaking for QDF. Moreover, there are some things that I just cannot speak on, as I could be perceived as speaking for the community.
Add to this, that I had a few precious years recently, where I was invisible in the community – no one but my closest and dearest heard/cared what I had to say, and I didn’t have to worry if they knew what I meant by it.
Recently, I signed an open letter for DAM, first as an individual artist, and then on behalf of QDF. I subsequently made comments on the issue from the perspective of an individual artist, which could be projected onto QDF.