Through a combination of digital and handmade processes, I intend to tell my story and simultaneously create space for those around me whose identities are often compromised. My work addresses a serious need for the representation of black and brown bodies translated into text and imagery and then used within textile-based work, such as weavings, latch hook, prints, and tufted pieces. The text utilized within my work is taken from conversations between friends and in passing. These serve to represent the community in life and happiness, as these communities are often showcased only in death, evoking compassion and empathy, rather than just sympathy. There is a soft, tactile side to my work as well. I aim to create work and build spaces that play off of one's desires to touch and whether or not I allow that touch.