My art exposes our struggles, highlights the warmth of our fiery cores and apologizes for neither. May art tantalizes the senses just as everything borne of woman does. I want to be a spark. I have spent time with women from all walks of life and from all over this world. There are as many different stories as there are faces. Still, I see clearly that no matter what the degree of variation, we are all marginalized individuals. I am seeing only half of the human story play-out on this global stage. I claim no hold on Mother Earth. I see clearly that to achieve peace on Earth, there must first be a balance between male and female energy. There must be a redistribution of wealth, resources and knowledge between “the haves” and the “have-nots”. Women’s hopes and desires for the future of this world are not being enacted, are largely ignored, and more often than not, are brutally silenced. I want to live in a world where women can not only feel safe to walk down the street but also a world in which they can feel free to enjoy life in their own skin. I dedicate my life’s energy to lend a voice to the oppressed, the silenced, the ignored and to bringing women together, as multifaceted and complex a group as we are.