she dreams of flowers.

 

she dreams of the colors of their petals.

she dreams of the morning dew on their leaves.

 

Their fragility,

Their representation of starting over.

Their beauty in a world full of horrible things.

 

A world full of inequality,

A world where people have lost their rights due to their complexion,

A world where one gender is seen as superior to the other.

 

Through all of this, the flowers hold on.

Through all of this, the flowers are still vibrant against dreary skies.

Through all of this, the flowers show us there is still hope.

 

she dreams of a world full of light.

she dreams of a place where people are allowed to be unique, where they can openly embrace their differences.

 

she dreams of flowers.

 

By Emily Raquepaw

Ms.Yellow (Nuria Ortiz) is an international muralist, artist, craftswoman and jewelry maker. Born in Long Beach, Ca of Mexican descent, she has dedicated her life to the creative development and empowerment of community and youth through direct engagement. Her goal is to utilize her skill and knowledge to help bring people together using art as a therapeutic release. She has worked closely with schools, community centers, boys and girls clubs etc to develop workshops and mentorships for the youth. As a muralist Ms.Yellow has worked with communities to bring colorful murals with dreamy color schemes to the masses. Her works center on themes such as culture, sisterhood, education, unity, love and social justice. Her artwork and murals have been on display in museums, galleries, and streets throughout the United States and around the world such as Spain, France, Mexico and Egypt.

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