I am on the journey to justice in many unexpected ways, as I major in Visual Art & Design with an Illustration and Multi Media emphasis.
When the real estate market crashed I decided to go back to school as a way to enhance marketing for my real estate business and become more comfortable with digital media.
I didn’t anticipate that the journey back to school would lead full circle back to chapters of my life I thought were completed and closed.
At Liberty Park, in 1980, a racist serial killer murdered my friends and shot me for “race mixing”. I was 15 years old when it happened. I went from being an honor student, cheerleader, and very active in the school to seeing my name and address in the newspapers and local magazines blaming me for the murders and calling me white trash. I eventually had to leave the state for “my own good”.
I’m on a journey of self-exploration and connecting with the world around me as I’m turning my attention to politics, art, humanities, social studies, multimedia and the responsibility that comes with their influence on our world.
I hope to create healing in my world by educating myself. I am specifically interested in healing related to art and oppression.
I created this art to heal my PTSD and show other victims of crime that healing is possible.
I am training to be a social justice artist. I KNOW that art empowers, reaches across the isles and allows an entrance into others journeys, that is where the healing begins.
-curated by Brolly Arts Justice For Some? Exhibit at Art Access Gallery