Let Our Voices Emerge is a body of work inspired by all oppressed women’s efforts to gain civil rights. These women represent the universal struggle to be seen and heard. The burqa symbolizes women and girls’ invisibility worldwide and serves as a unifying element among the women as they merge into one body. I have used simplified shapes and a somber palette of dark grays to represent despair and bright glowing colors to signify hope, determination, and power. These women represent women of all cultures who struggle for fundamental freedom and the right to be heard.