My name is Larissa De Jesús (LALA LOVE) and I am a Puerto Rican 21 year-old artist. I’ve studied art for 12 years now and have been talking about femininity and women conditions in our modern society for almost 4 years. I am currently working on a BFA in Hunter College in New York City and miss my hometown terribly (and it shows on most of my recent works). My recent work talks about my experience as a latina women in the US; I focus on expressing my pain and discomfort of having to encounter misogyny and racism on a day-to-day basis. I feel that to identify myself as a women comes a great burden but yet a great privilege. Through my work I express what in means to be a women, which most of the time is the combination of pain and strength.