I learned a long time ago that if I wanted to affect change I had to speak the right language. I needed to learn to be fluent in a few forms of communication, going beyond translating words accurately from one language into another. Being an artist means I am given access to the art-viewing, gallery-attending society. It is through this social class infiltration I am able to speak about the social inequality I have witnessed and experienced throughout my life. Though I have not personally experienced every discrimination I make work about, all of the experiences have at some point, “passed through my heart,” as author Sandra Cisneros so eloquently states.