Who are you, what do you do, and where are you from?
My name is Precious Perez, I am 23, and I am from Chelsea, Massachusetts. I am currently finishing my double bachelors at Berklee College of Music in Music Education and Performance. I am a classically trained pop/R&B and Latin vocalist/songwriter. I also identify as a blind progressive Christian Puerto Rican woman, first generation college student, and low-income. My goal as an artist and music educator is to shatter misconceptions through living by example and doing what I love, while advocating for the communities I represent and teaching the next generation to do the same.
What does sustainability mean to you?
For me, sustainability means doing my part to create a world in which all necessary resources are obtainable, accessible to everyone, and natural in the sense that they are not harmful to us or to the environment.
How do you incorporate sustainability into daily life as an artist?
As an artist, I incorporate sustainability in practice where I can, for example, purchasing products from eco-friendly companies and small businesses. I also utilize my platform to speak out about the importance of protecting the environment, and I use my art to create positive change.
What impact can artists have on sustainability?
Artists really have the power to raise awareness around sustainability with their influence, and their unique ability to unite people with their artistry. Together, we can make the world a healthier and more sustainable place.