Empowered Women - Erica (Philadelphia, PA)

"I started playing with crayons as soon as I had developed the motor skills to hold one, and for the past three decades art has been the primary driving force of my life."

"My sense of empowerment today derives from my ability - however challenging - to make a living as an artist"
"In addition to being an unstable and not-terribly lucrative profession, it's also an industry that up until the last generation (and arguably much more recently) has been extremely male-dominant."

" 'Making a living as an artist' has come in many forms throughout my professional career, but the skills that I have gleaned and honed have not only made me a better artist but also a stronger, better person."