Cloaked Communication: Empowering Women through Visual Arts in East Africa

  • Youhee Deborah Kim


The most important thing about communication is to convey the meaning. Generally, language is the most significant tool of communication, because through language, people can convey certain meanings in relatively direct ways. What else can people use to communicate with others? Various expressions and symbols with transferable meanings can also be great tools of communication. A prime example is the arts. Arts are a great medium through which communication can be initiated. Also, because each art form has a unique way of expressing something, art can be a language.

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