There’s more to a person than what meets the eye. The way one can express their ideas via spoken word, some through body movement, and others rely on subtleties such as their fashion. I, Angela Faye Cruz, prefer to express myself through visual arts, across a variety of mediums. Growing up as a quiet child who preferred to keep to myself, I found it difficult to voice my thoughts, opinions, and emotions unless it was through images. The varying stories and messages I wanted to share, whether they were my own or from the people around me, were conveyed artistically in my work. As I continue to grow through Arts on the Block, I hope to further develop my voice as an artist and inspire the next generation of creative youths.