Artistic Icon: G. Wright Muir

  • This is a part of our feature on LGBTQ Performing Arts Leaders

G. Wright Muir. Courtesy of Thou Art Woman.

G. Wright Muir is an LGBTQ advocate and writer. She’s the co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit Black LGBTQ+ Liberation, Inc. (BLINC).

Muir has been partnering with her pal Nik Harris to produce the “Thou Art Woman” event series since 2014. They later founded BLINC to expand their work and have a greater impact on the community. Thou Art Woman is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. She’s the executive director of Thou Art Woman.

Muir was recently selected to be a member of the 2023 Maven Leadership Cohort. She has also been recognized by the South Florida Gay News OUT50 list and with the Florida Diversity Council’s LGBT Leader Award. Muir serves on the board of directors for The Our Fund Foundation and the LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund. Muir has two amazing adult sons — one serves in the United States Navy.

Prior Related Employment and/or Education: B.A. in Black Studies and Psychology from Amherst College and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law. Practiced law for over 20 years and served as a law professor.

Mission Statement: Thou Art Woman uses the arts to celebrate and empower BIPOC LGBTQ+ women and our allies. Black LGBTQ+ Liberation, Inc. (BLINC) is a South Florida-based nonprofit focused on helping BIPOC LGBTQ+ people lead happier and healthier lives through the arts, health, and wellness programs, and strategic community partnerships.

What would you say is the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing people experience joy, creativity, and liberation in the spaces that we’ve worked so hard to curate. We just had a wonderful art exhibition opening reception on Dec. 14, 2023, at the Courtyard by Marriott. The exhibition remains open through June 2024.

What would you say is the most challenging part of your job? 

Although our art event series, Thou Art Woman, is 10 years old, our nonprofit org. BLINC is only two years old. So it’s challenging to be in the initial stages of running a nonprofit — which includes a great deal of grant writing and other fundraising — while still producing high-caliber programs.

What would be a “dream come true” for your organization?

A consistent pipeline of funding so that we can have a greater impact. With secure funding, our time and resources would be directed toward creating more robust programming for artists — which could include workshops and seminars, as well as more opportunities for exposure.

Where would you like to see your organization in 10 years?

Celebrating Thou Art Woman’s big 20th anniversary! At that point, we hope to be a household name in South Florida’s arts community and a catalyst for LGBTQ artists to showcase their work to the wider community. Currently, we have a loyal following, but we would love to see our audience grow exponentially.


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