CHIIZII – Contributor 2016

What does diversity and equality mean to you as an artist?

As an artist diversity and equality means having the freedom to create whatever is it that I want to create, especially given my race, sex and background. It means accepting all of those parts of me, which help to make up my work, without marginalizing or putting ‘who I am’ and ‘what I create’ in a box. It means being given the same respect whether or not my work is the ideal work of an African black woman. It means being able to be Chiizii.