In many points in history films and filmmakers have been banned for political reasons- that's how annoying they can be to oppressing systems, how dangerous.
To see an older woman play a little boy on stage completely blasted open my perception to what it meant to act. That was it for me.
Mexico has relied on television for decades to keep the citizens misinformed and in a constant state of stupor. I mean we live in a time where democracy is almost synonymous with oligarchy.
Before Internet existed, films were my source of real information from the world.
I think art is, unfortunately, sometimes our only shot at communicating our indignation safely and effectively.
My parents are big liberals and taught us to never trust a government that rids their people of basic human rights.
Growing up, my Mexican town of Monterrey was so safe, we wouldn't lock our cars or our front doors, and that is gone.
Maybe I'm the badass lady who rids Mexico of drugs, of oppression and illiteracy.
I am a woman and I am from Mexico, that is true. I am an artist, that is also true. When I work, I hope I'm not a woman from Mexico but an artist in body and spirit.
Being Latina in the US is something I'm learning about everyday. I don't feel inherently different in any way from anybody else and it is a feeling I cherish and that has helped me avoid thinking of my ethnicity as a potential obstacle from what I want to achieve.
Its a wonderful feeling to be able to inspire back, to keep that flow going.
I do hope to inspire, I mean I live off inspiration and its the force that keeps me working, that keeps me creating.
Though Autism can be frightening and terribly demanding, it also comes with its vast share of superpowers that are unknown to the typical human.
I read a lot on autism, which is surprisingly and annoyingly a huge mystery.
Artists have a tremendous purpose in society, which is to continually expose, to continually challenge and to never stop producing. To never stop creating, no matter what.
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