Artist & Activist
THIS IS MY STORY
I am an interdisciplinary artist who uses art as a catalyst for social change by spreading awareness within society. My voice was stripped from me for so long and through my artwork not only do I reclaim my voice, I advocate for those who share my story. The topics that I have focused on breaking the stigma around are mental health illnesses, sexual assault, the global economic inequality crisis, and women’s rights issues. As a long-time advocate for spreading awareness for mental health and women’s issues, I have been featured on television, radio shows, and magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, and Bustle for breaking the silence and stigma on topics often ignored. My installation sculpture and performance art piece was listed among the top 13 most inspiring body positive moments of 2017 by Cosmopolitan.
Hello! My name is Martina Maya-Callen and I am an artist & activist. For upcoming art show, The Unspoken: Voices of the Voiceless continued, I am shedding light on the topic of sexual assault. I want to collect stories from sexual assault survivors to include in an art installation I am creating. I believe that through uniting the voices of survivors we can speak out on this injustice in a powerful collective. In addition to this installation, I am submitting a Policy Proposal for the Victims of Crime Act to get better services for survivors.
SHARE YOUR STORY! Join my art show breaking the silence around sexual assault.