Hana Ward is a painter, ceramicist, and the Communications and Marketing Director at the Women’s Center for Creative Work. Her paintings often touch on themes of liberation, memory, history and diaspora. Through her landscape paintings, Hana documents focal, yet disappearing parts of her native city while her graphic portraits pay praise to unsung heroes of our collective legacy. Speaking about her creative practice, Hana writes, “In the past there have been so many forces preventing women from having a creative practice. Maintaining it is definitely an act of resistance.” Hana received the Department of Cultural Affairs artist grant through which she offered the free workshop The Healing Component of Clay to women of color in South LA. At the Women’s Center for Creative Work, Hana works with a team to platform the work of historically underrepresented women and non-binary artists, redistribute resources, and publish and circulate feminist text. Through all of her creative outlets Hana aims to liberate and inspire.