Portrait artist Leigh Brown shares her personal journey escaping the left-wing bubble. Brown went from breakdown at President Trumpâ€™s victory in 2016 to embracing Trumpâ€™s policies in nine months.
â€œI remember people saying, â€˜if youâ€™re surprised Trump won you live in a bubble,â€™â€ she said. â€œIt was and I didnâ€™t know. All creatives are pretty much the same. You donâ€™t really hear opinions outside of that unless youâ€™re open to it.â€
Brown exposed herself to the right through her work, and did portraits of Stephen K. Bannon. At first she began drawing President Trump as a troll, but then began exploring populist ideas.
Now Brown is on the receiving end of other “creatives confessions,” as artists and designers confide in her that they support Trump, too.
â€œThat right there is why they have the censoring and the cancelling,â€ said Amanda Milius. â€œBecause they know that if you do anything but hear their narrative, if you even as a critic just look at the subject for yourself, even wanting to judge it badly.
“You will be red pilled,â€ she said.
Brown says it took at least 9 months to inform herself and “unlearn” left-wing propaganda.
“It took a while to get there,” she said. “The process takes a long time, especially when you’ve been so browbeat with propaganda.
“It takes a long time to unlearn that on your own,” Brown said.