My work is an examination of women and children of color from a stylized, distinctive perspective. Though on the surface the characters may appear fun-filled with a backing of vibrant colors, the overall message is to look beyond the obvious. The challenge is for those who see my work to look more carefully at the many adversities women and children of color face in society and see them depicted as women who choose to overcome those adversities by exuding self-acceptance and a feeling of empowerment.
I want women of color to let go of who they think they are supposed to be and simply be who they are without feeling ashamed. Being a woman in society has its own challenges, but being a black woman poses even more challenges. It is important to me that black women not only feel, but know that they can beat the odds by standing firm in who they are. As a whole, that is the message I want my art to embody.