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Kelly “Native Child” Brown

Volume 3, Issue 2

Artist’s Statement

As an artist, Kelly “Native Child” Brown’s goal is to create a body of work that recognizes the beauty of struggle and growing from pain. Every thorn has a rose, every rose has a thorn, and they work together to create something stunning. She thinks of her work as letters—which explore the intersections of motherhood, trauma, depression, and survival—that she would write to her daughters. “My hope is that readers will not only get a glimpse into my pain and truth but also a glimpse into my triumphs,” Brown said.