- City, State: San Francisco, CA
- Geographic Location: North America
- Age: 33
I am a Northern California native from a large family. I have a degree in psychology and women's studies and a commitment to prevent violence against women.
Exhibit change by:
By listening to the women around me and supporting their needs, growth and power!
I'm passionate about:
Preventing violence against women, human rights, global activism, and women's history.
13 posts | Friday, September 25, 2009 1:53 AM
The International Violence Against Women Act
The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) is a historic and unprecedented effort of the U.S. government to take leadership in establishing an overall and integrated approach to respond and address violence against women and girls internationally. The Act establishes a Coordinator to Combat Violence Against Women Internationally. The time is now to capitalize on this awareness and support and to enact this comprehensive vision to address the problem of violence against women.
Sign a Condolence Card and Show Your Allegiance to Farm Workers
Add your name to the online condolence card for the family of Maria Isabel, 17-year old heat stroke victim and pledge to do what you can so that other farm worker families do not have to suffer the agony that their family is enduring.
Help End Violence Against Women and Girls: Sign the I-VAWA Petition!
It's estimated that 1 out of 3 women worldwide will be the victim of violence or abuse at some point in their lives. This must stop.
The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), is a bill now before Congress that, if passed, would, for the first time, comprehensively incorporate these solutions into all U.S. foreign assistance programs - solutions such as promoting women's economic opportunity, addressing violence against girls in school, and working to change public attitudes - bring about transformational change. Please urge Congress to make the IVAWA a reality for the millions of women worldwide it would affect by signing the petition.
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From Exhibiting You:
In Greek mythology, Ino committed suicide by throwing herself into the sea. Instead of dying, she was transformed into a sea deity.
In the Norse variant, Ino was known as a firm ruler and a wanderer.
My Ino is Queen of the Earth, endlessly transforming herself while waiting for the war to be over.
From Exhibiting You:
I collect objects that later become part of my art: wooden toys, feathers, corks, chopsticks, buttons, beads, hardware, car parts, wire, aluminum cans, a bird nest from a miniature pine forest in Kauai, seashells, and once, a skin shed from a six-foot long snake.
With Panel Series I created small tableau assemblages that speak to each other. I use driftwood to weave the pieces together and I add color to the bleached branches and fist-shaped knots even though doing it feels almost sacrilegious: the driftwood is intrinsically so beautiful.