The courage isn’t the absence of fear

It’s having the fear, moving on, and stepping forward doing it. 

 

Matrix, Workshop of Women Artists is about a group of women artists dedicated to women's art scene and development in Sacramento for 39 years.

 

No matter your skin color, gender, sexuality, religion, age, nationality

Art comes into our lives without any rules, and limitations

Art transcends all human boundaries

 

Maybe you are a women working in a male dominant field

Maybe you are a gay with a conservative family

Maybe you are an atheist living in a religious country

Maybe you are a 70 year-old college student

Or, maybe you are an immigrant child…

 

Whether you are like me, a foreigner studying in a foreign land,

with all the fear and prejudices that come alone with that

 

Or whether you just feel like a foreigner

 

There’s so many of us who feel like outsiders

 

The women of Matrix showed us that instead of giving up,

find a community, or form a community

 

Because no matter how foreign you feel

 

You are not alone

 

不論你的膚色,性別,性傾向,宗教,年紀,國籍

藝術在我們的生命中 是沒有任何標準和限制的

藝術是可以超越所有人類的邊界思維的

 

也許你是身處在男性為主的工作環境中的女性

也許你是生長在一個傳統保守家庭的同性戀者

也許你是來自一個虔誠信奉宗教國家的無神者論者

也許你是一個七十歲正在念大學的學生

也許 你是一個新移民第二代

 

無論你是否跟我一樣

是來自不同國家在這裡學習的外國學生

有著那些隨之而來的偏見和歧視

 

又或者你總是覺得自己格格不入

 

其實不是只有你覺得自己像個異鄉人

 

從Matrix 的女性藝術家們身上學到的

不是放棄而是試著找尋或是創造自己的歸屬

 

因為不論你再怎麼感到孤獨

 

你不會是一個人