I have this quote, pinned to top of my twitter feed and I come back to it often because it concisely explains what I hope to achieve with my art. It's my mission statement, in a way. It's by the author Junot Diaz, and it goes, "And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors." What I love about this quote is that it so brilliantly explains why I have been so electrified by his work, because a part of it reflects something deeply true and specific of my experience being half-Dominican, an immigrant and yet assimilated into modern American culture.

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