My art practice works as a contribution to the collective representation of the oppressed and marginalized and functions as a way to question the isms of colonies, color, and the Catholic church. Colorism and anti-Blackness are a part of many Latin-American cultures; my work confronts these beliefs, as well as the valuation of whiteness and the notion of “Brown Pride” or mestizaje. Doomscrolling through the constant whitewashing of history has informed the overall themes of my work, but I also ensure that the bright visual colors I use represent the joy of the Latina/e/o/x diaspora. I convey my views of what it means to be Chicane/o through my digital illustrations in the hope of dismantling some of the romanticized and problematic ideals of a culture that craves belonging.
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