embodies the power of resistance. Through these mixed media works, I, Ruby Barrientos, reject the false illusion of equality that has been fed to BIPOC in the United States.  The works are an offering in prayer for change. They are a call to action to stand in opposition to the inequalities created by systemic oppression. Steeped in symbolism, the imperfections in the canvas represent the struggles of BIPOC in America. The characters, writing, and symbols used also bring attention to capitalism, for racism and capitalism are inextricably linked. Despite these oppressive forces, the message is clear, we must come together to RESIST.