Hi! I’m Lismam. I attend the Manhattan Center for Science and Math and I am seventeen years old. I was born and raised in Peru. My family moved to Manhattan in 1994. I am interested in dance, music, and art as an expression of feeling and as a way to travel. Art, for me, is a way to fly away from this world to a place where people can just be. Youth Insights presents us with a way to learn and share. We are able to use artists’ work to talk about different things. I think art is a form of activism for many people. So many people can’t express themselves through words and art allows them to say what they feel. Working with older people will be a learning experience because they have so much knowledge. At the same time I think I will like working with younger people because they are very lively and happy.