Question # 1: What does being a woman mean to you?
As a woman it has always been important for me to grow,
as a mother and a career woman.
To be a free thinker; to be an independent thinker;
to be aware of influences that causes negativity in my being.
As a woman I am grateful that I can be loving, strong,
intelligent, kind, understanding, and vulnerable.
As a woman I do not have to judge myself for being humane or caring.
Unfortunately this isn’t always allowed for men.
As a woman I can cry, feel my emotions, allowing the rivers to flow
in my being, without judgment, unfortunately, again not always for men.
I enjoy being a woman, because I can be a Yin and a Yang.
Question #2: How has being a woman shaped your work?
As a woman artist I have learned over time to let my inner voice take the lead.
It has guided me, so far, to deal with social issues, to especially not forget the
past, as it is always following us.
My womanhood carries certain qualities useful to my art, such as
my emotions, to care, to be concerned, and to act through my work.
Question #3: Is there anything you'd like to say to past, present, or future women?
To woman of the past who suffered in any way, my heart goes out to you for all that you endured to survive. I thank you for all that you have given and the knowledge you passed on.
To women of the present, remember you are both Yin and Yang,
Know yourself and love it, without judgment.
To women of the future, may you have learned from woman of the past/present and assessed how important and needed you are on this planet.