Pop culture’s influence on art is climactic in London’s Afro-Caribbean community, creating the mind battles I face as a feminist artist. I am Afro-Caribbean; 50% Jamaican and 50% Sierra Leone. I am aware that art is reengineered through popular culture’s trap music, emotionally-engaging films and black paintings, but my greatest discomfort is seeing how these mediums adopt negative euphemisms/ stereotypes to rouse controversy between the races, genders and cultural traditions in my community. Like girls today, I tried to change because of popular culture’s strong influence on women like me, but at times my family’s cultural music or art can be a stronghold, binding me to beliefs that take away instead of add value to my walk of purpose. My vision as an artist is to create a unique style engineered from existing ideas, causing young artists to assess how pop culture’s prerequisites add or take away from their individual mark in the art world.  Glory Samjolly