i am king carla. i am an artist, educator, mother and villain. i am goals. here are my goals as an artist: create multidisciplinary images that center around Blackness, create images that reverse the tables of power for women of color that are hypersexualized in popular culture and celebrate the natural language of the American Negro. since these are things that many folk in the world wish to control and correct, i wear the upside down crown of villainy because no one controls me and my people. i make art to communicate how i feel and what i see on a daily basis as an Black woman in America. it’s not a role many are willing to fulfill. can you?