Pam Covarrubias

:: AGE

32

:: LOCATION

San Diego, CA

:: MEDIUM

Photography & Mix Media

:: IDENTIFIES AS

Mexican Womxn

As a womxn, why do you think it is important to create?

Because for centuries womxn have been erased from history, we are magic, we have really distinct ways of seeing the world and that must be shared. Womxn were made to create.

What has been your proudest moment as an artist/creative?

Continuing to create despite the odds, the criticism, the doubts, and society’s standards.

How do you define love?

I think love is light, the opposite of darkness. Love is a state of being I strive to always be in. Love allows humanity to transcend.

How do you make time to create?

If I don’t create I don’t feel alive.

How does your mental health affect your work?

Tremendously. I have created amazing things during the darkest times of my life.

What is your earliest memory of making art?

Every day I’d write letters to the stork so she could bring me a little sister. I remember drawing them since I was about 3 years old.

What social issues do you care about most?

Body positivity, Sexual assault awareness, Immigration Policies, Hunger, Child Abuse.

What could you not live without?

Other humans.

Who are your influences/inspirations?

Nature, other womxn, history, light. I don’t have a specific artist I look up to. I like to observe the environment I’m in since it changes all the time, I could even be in the same room and within minutes it can become a completely different place.

What message do you want to spread with your art?

Everyone is welcome.

What does self-love mean to you?

Listening to your body’s needs and acknowledging when we need time to release and reflect.