(...) Art allows us to navigate the more complicated parts of our lives in a way that is more palpable. We don't go to the movies just to see a movie; we go for the experience. I'm very interested in the experience. Art has saved my life on a regular basis. I wanted to offer that experience to children, to enlist them, to show them the possibilities that are in the arts, to persuade them to pursue it for both their own personal salvation and for changing the way we are understood.

Carrie Mae Weems, is an afro-feminist artist whose work is a vehicle for questioning and denouncing. She addresses issues of racism, domination, identity and gender from a committed point of view.