My work celebrates the reproductive health practices found in all human societies around the world, from ancient times to the present. These ideas are represented in digital media objects, posters, and installations. I seek to relay a simple message: women have been active agents in making reproductive choices for as long as civilization has been documented. Therefore, the right to contraception and abortion is a human rights issue, and this ancient history should be factored into the current debate.
My studio practice is based in Champaign-Urbana, where I work as an artist, designer, activist, and graduate student in the new media program at the School of Art and Design at University of Illinois. Before starting my MFA program, I lived in California for ten years, where I worked for Humboldt State University, College of the Redwoods, and Eureka City Schools as an instructor and educational technology designer. My interest in social, economic, and environmental justice issues led me to develop visual campaigns and design solutions for many political campaigns and community organizations in Humboldt County. In San Francisco, my interest in women's rights paralleled my work at NARAL and the Women's Choice Clinic in fundraising positions. I also have a BFA in graphic communications from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.