Abort Like Animals
I'm incredibly vocal about being an anarchist-feminist. I was born in the Dominican Republic and lived in Puerto Rico for a year since my dad is Puerto Rican but I grew up with my mother. She always had a working class consciousness and her knowledge taught me a lot about the role of women in capitalist production. I think we should be demanding more and challenging the system of racial patriarchal capitalism. The power of feminism is bigger and can be revolutionary. I think a global revolution is long over due and feminism can be a harbinger that unites struggles. A lot of my artwork focuses on that, or are expressing thoughts that I've absorbed in feminist movement building spaces like in Chile and Argentina. Abort Like Animals was a chant that Chilean feminists came up with, at a protest I participated in. The point was to say that abortion means to stop and it's a reproductive strategy employed by most species of the world whether it's a spontaneous or induced abortion. It was creative for me and stuck with me long after. So a lot of my collages, mixed media work, and illustrations are sparks of feminist insight that I've absorbed at some point.