We went to the San Francisco Zoo today. Over Christmas last year, a tiger here at the two men & killed one teenager. Local people remember this clearly. I shuttered a little as the lion roared today, and I told Read more…
WHO I AM & WHY THIS BLOG
Maritza Ruiz-Kim Artist, San Francisco Bay Area
I ask a lot of why questions, along with how, what for, and who are you/who am I questions. I make pictures and write things to make sense of what’s happening around me. I learn all sorts of fascinating things as I go about my days and I’m presenting as much as I can for you here.
I believe in a patriotism that has courage to tell the whole story of who we are as a nation, from celebrated accomplishments to murky contradictions. I believe in loving my country and rejecting any notion that fear or hate should define us.
Welcome to this blog where I’ll store all things related to my project “The History of Us”. This work will merge my interest in studying U.S. history, sociopolitical structures, and how people treat each other; I will use my artwork and my writing. Picture books? Maybe. Possibly. I have so many ideas….