Artist Statement

I am fat.

I proudly embrace my identity as a person with a larger body, standing both taller and heavier than the societal idea for the average American woman.  Constantly navigating a world obsessed with conforming to narrow beauty standards, I’ve keenly felt the pressure to shrink myself to fit those norms. These standards, perpetuated by media, culture, and class structures, often contribute to toxic ideologies that distort our self-perception and harm our mental health.

In my expansive drawings, I collaborate with female and femme identifying individuals who share a desire to redefine their relationship with their bodies.  Together, we challenge the unattainable and harmful ideas glorified in contemporary culture.  These pieces serve as a powerful assertion of our right, as individuals, to exist authentically in spaces that have denied our diverse bodies. 

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