Laylah Ali was a wonderful speaker to have brought to campus. She was so original with the way she presented her work to the audience and I found her to be one of the most inspirational artists that I have listened to before. One thing that I liked the most about her work with the Green Heads series is that she left a lot of the work up to our own interpretation and how she purposely made her paintings smaller so that you have to get up close and personal with it. I also found her to be very disciplined in her work and motivated. The way she struggled to get through some of her projects just to see what the final goal would be is something that I don't think I could do myself. I'm one of those people that has a really hard time motivating myself to do something that I don't have any interest in doing and in this aspect I found her to be incredibly inspirational. Laylah's honesty towards the end of her talk was also nice to hear, she wasn't afraid to tell people what she really thought and it was refreshing to listen to her give her honest advice to the undergraduates in the audience. I feel like throughout the lecture we really got to know Laylah's true personality and I absolutely loved that since most artists who give presentations just summarize their work without mentioning what was going on in their lives or why they were choosing to pursue the work that they were doing.