In high school, because of my proclivity for visual art, I was quickly labeled as "artistic" and "creative" before being given the opportunity to display any affinity for the humanities, math or science. At times it felt like smart and creative were polar opposites. Because my peers viewed me as "artistic" I was encouraged to thrive mostly in art classes. Although it was my passion for art that led me to enter college as an art studio major, I recognize today that I had little awareness of other possible major options because I wasn't exposed to other fields. I thought using my artistic talents was my only option for a career path. However, during my freshman year I was introduced to Marxism and capitalism and so I began to reflect on how those ideas played a role in my own life. Soon after, I became a sociology major and began working in education. With an academic background in sociology and education and thousands of hours practicing art, I've now found a passion that lies where they intersect.
I create things because I'm happiest when I witness my own ideas and the ideas of others take shape in real life. Having been an educator who has studied sociology, I understand the ways that media shapes the ideologies and perspectives of both adults and children; I strongly believe that media can perpetuate the status quo or disrupt it. These insights drive my passion to create artwork that depicts colorful images of women of color and adds vibrancy to the lives of others.
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