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Christa Forrest

Say It Loud

I am a Stamford CT artist specializing in expressive female portraits using oil, acrylic and mixed media.  I focus a lot of my creative attention on women of color and the beauty of their natural hair. I try to create a voice, a statement through my work – telling their story without saying one word. I spend most of my time guiding and teaching others to see and feel what they are passionate about through creativity - a creative catalyst- sharing my creative process and journey with others.

In “Say it Loud” many times black woman are seen as angry, loud and too aggressive - but are we really? Could our behavior come from all those times we tried to express ourselves and no one would listen? These stereotypes are oppressive. They keep woman from pursuing their dream. They create low self-esteem and a fear of rejection and ultimate failure. Say it loud girl - let everyone know how amazing you are. Tell them all that you have to say!! Because your voice is important too.


Acrylic on black plastic lawn sign

Flip Side: Christa Forrest I AM What I Dream To Be

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