“My wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.” - Ta-Nehisi Coates, Letter to my Son.
Transforming lives through art. Challenging traditional notions of beauty. Making spaces inclusive for individuals who don’t drink alcohol - Josh takes an insightful and ambitious approach to creating a world where everyone can show up 100.
Originally from Chattanooga, TN, Josh is the co-founder + CEO of IDEAS xLab - an artist-led nonprofit based in Louisville, KY.
He is an artist with a background in entrepreneurship, art and business administration, and editorial production - and explores the world through photography (and a lot of running), documenting his journey through joshmiller.ventures. In addition to his outdoor explorations, Josh celebrates the brilliance and strength of LGBTQ+ and Black communities through photography and collaborative storytelling.
Josh was selected for Louisville Business First's Forty under 40, and is a distance runner, a TEDx speaker, an advisor for the Derby Diversity & Business Summit, and founding Board Member of Civitas: Regional LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce headquartered in Louisville, KY.
From 2016 - July 2019, he served as the Co-Chair of the Louisville Health Advisory Board's Communications Committee.
Artist-led nonprofit leveraging the power of community creativity and culture to transform lives through art - named Nonprofit of the Year in 2019 by the Derby Diversity & Business Summit. Click to learn more.
Identity Crisis or Awareness Crisis?
By Josh Miller
Activist and entrepreneur works to transform lives, shift culture
Creating an inclusive Derby environment with mocktails
Medium, by Josh Miller
To Be A Candle Or The Mirror That Reflects It: Experiencing Aspen Institute’s Executive Seminar
Aspen Institute Blog, by Josh Miller
Iris Apfel: My style is the way it strikes you
The Voice-Tribune, interview by Josh Miller
In Words and Pictures: Looking Back at the Gay Games
The Advocate, by Josh Miller & Theo Edmonds
Representation matters — two Louisville leaders share their story
Louisville Business First, by Josh Miller & Kelsie Smithson (Unlocked version available on Medium)
2018 Forty Under 40
Louisville Business First
A culture shift : where misgendering isn’t the norm, but the exception
LEO Weekly, by Josh Miller
Pride 2018 — LGBTQ+ Louisville… more than you think
LEO Weekly, by Josh Miller
IDEASxLab, Ali Center and Humana join forces for the ‘Year of Arts, HeALIng and Action’
A New Approach to Hometown Health
The importance of cross discipline engagement for improving health
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, by Josh Miller
Four Ways Artists Can Help Heal Communities
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, by Josh Miller and Theo Edmonds
Artist Innovation for Creating a Culture of Health
TEDxUofL | Josh Miller