I believe it
is important to make people aware of the positive aspects of the Mexican culture.
I was raised in a world full of stereotyping. Comments such as: Wow,
youre not Catholic? So, youre one of those Allelujahs?
Is that your maid? (in reference to my mother)
not Chicana, Im Mexican-American! (as my mother would say), are
phrases I hear often. I feel that it is important to breakdown the barriers
created by stereotyping. I believe that my art, if even in a small sense,
can be instrumental in creating important dialogue among others.