"La Importancia de Saber Escuchar"
Contributing Artist: Signs of Resistance. 2017. Three color silkscreen.
A screen-print sold to benefit the ALCU of Minnesota. Featured below is the inspiration for this piece.
Growing up as an immigrant, as a Latina woman, as a bilingual person, has shaped me into a person with immense curiosity. A driving motivation in my life is the knowledge that I will never stop learning from others as long as I live is. The root of inclusivity, expanded awareness and understanding, is the ability to listen and give spaces to communities otherwise ignored. I hope for my work to be a reminder that people of color, minorities, refugees, the LGBTQIA community, and all oppressed groups (with their intersections) each have their own voices to be listened to and not spoken for.