My art examines the historical and contemporary roles that women are assigned. I bridge the past with the present, fabricating a visual language of images by combining personal experience with global issues that connect us. My desire to focus on these themes grew out of my own experience of gender discrimination and abuse. The need to share my own experiences is amplified when I see reporting in the news around me about barriers being placed on women. Being able to process these experiences, by researching the past and how women’s rights have changed, then realizing how far we have yet to go to reach true equality, focuses my energy. Making this type of work is an imperative to help shift the social narratives that have been a limiting factor for women all over the world.