Speaking To The Labeled Kids

"In this society everything is labeled, especially our kids. The school system is full of labels: our slow learners; our special-ed kids; our minority kids; our high-IQ kids; our low-IQ kids. Many children are introduced into the world with a label on their back. Unfortunately, when a child is faced with a label, he or she has to either live up to it or live down to it, which is very toxic to a young mind that is just being developed. Through my art, I try to let kids know that labels are just labels. That I too had many labels placed on me which I overcame and that they too can overcome their labels."

 

 

Soraida Martinez

© Copyright 1995

Acrylics on Canvas, 36" x 48", 1995