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Feel Heard, Feel Seen, Feel Loved

Since 2016, I have wielded my paintbrush as a storyteller, giving a voice to the often-unheard narratives of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPoC) in America. My work is an exploration—a vivid chronicle of the triumphs and tribulations experienced by BIPoC as they navigate their unique paths toward happiness. I'm committed to capturing every nuance, from the highest highs to the most challenging lows.

In each piece, hair takes center stage, symbolizing the versatility and resilience of Black identity. Through my art, I celebrate the power of coils and the radiance of melanated skin, using a vibrant palette to illuminate the multifaceted beauty of Black and brown individuals. I intend to showcase our cultural richness, evoke emotion, and spark a movement toward understanding and action.

Reminiscing on cozy evenings spent coloring with my mother, where every space on the page was filled with hues of connection and belonging, my art is infused with the affirmation I felt as a Black girl—that there's ample room in this world for me, and for us all. This is the essence I strive to convey: the unspoken strength of women who've endured in silence and the undeniable space they occupy in our world.

My latest series, "When She Rules the World," presents BIPoC women in positions of conquest and sovereignty, challenging and reshaping the narrative. My work has been recognized in the Black Girl Art Show and celebrated at the St. Louis Art Fair, among other juried exhibitions.

I am not just an artist but a visual narrator for those whose stories are yet to be told. Through my art, I invite you to see the world from a perspective ripe with life, struggle, beauty, and unyielding hope.

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