HK: Do peo­ple look at your art dif­fer­ently be­cause you’re a woman?

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CT: The art world is a man’s world. One time I was paint­ing a wall in Richmond, Vir­ginia. This guy walked up and asked who painted the wall. My friends told him it was me, but he just didn’t buy it. Now, when peo­ple ask me who the artist is, I tell them “you just missed him,” be­cause I want them to see my art for what it is, and not a “girl’s work.” A part of me wants to speak up, be­cause how many sto­ries writ­ten from the male per­spec­tive have por­trayed women un­fa­vor­ably? But would speak­ing up rob me of other op­por­tu­ni­ties to travel and work on projects be­cause peo­ple might think I’m “whiny”?

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