- City, State: Petaluma, CA
- Geographic Location: North America
- Age: 55
My life as an artist is about using the creative process as a healing tool for personal growth and community awareness.
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I believe that our story matters and our personal expression of that story can cross borders and reach far beyond ourselves to grow and effect change for generations to come. For this reason, I created Traveling Postcards.
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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.
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"Traveling Postcards" enables faraway women to share their stories and empower each other across borders and in spite of distance and difference. I organize postcard-making events where women create small works of art that represent a moment in their life that they wish to share with another woman. Each card is the size of a postcard and can include bits of memories, objects and hand-written stories.
All cards are given away. They travel from one country to another, crossing borders unobstructed and uncensored. I imagine cards from mothers whose children are at war reaching mothers of the soldiers they are fighting. I imagine women who have been living in shelters reaching out and sharing their stories with women who want to know what they can do to stop domestic violence. I believe that these postcards can be our opportunity to creatively voice and record our collective insights as women.
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