Many conditions of women’s lives shape their voices and their artistic expression. The perception a woman artist has of who she is as an artist and what she intends her art to convey are affected by these conditions. Her race, presence of family in her life, and society’s expectations all pose as obstacles she must deal with in order to fully understand her place as an artist.
Family plays an important role in
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becoming artists. They must take into account how much of an impact their work will have on the generations of women of color to follow. Often times the woman artist feels that she must set aside her own aspirations to conform to what is expected of her as a woman artist of color. In doing so, she may lose the inspiration which may have once led her to speak her voice in the first place.