I’m a formerly incarcerated women who served nearly 4.5 years in a state prison in Connecticut. As a self-taught artist, my art flourished and took a more individualized shape during my time behind bars -- where most forms of self-expression are very limited if not at all restrained. Art became my therapy: a window from which grief, pain, sorry, hope and resilience freely expressed themselves through the arts without judgment reinforcing who I truly was as an individual not longer overshadow by the social label attached to the criminal justice world. Art today, continues to play an important part in my life, as it continues to reshape my identity, in many forms, it continues to bring out the best part of me.
What is your interest in the Visions of Confinement exhibition?
My interest in this exhibit is to shed light on the raw emotions and the transformation that comes along with the feelings of grief,pain, sorry and rejection every inmate experiences one way or another in their everyday life behind bars.
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