As someone who has a Masters degree in Political Science, with an emphasis on gender theory/equality, I cannot stay quiet with what is happening in our country; I've studied the history of politics in this country and abroad and what I'm seeing is a very scary repeat of the history of fascism. I'm deeply saddened and frankly worried about our future, particularly those of our children and grandchildren. I won't stay quiet and not speak out, and as an artist I feel I have a platform to express my worries and those of others who may not be able to reach as many people as I can.
You will see more politically oriented art from me, including my new EMPOWERED collection to empower women to speak up and know that we all have the same human rights, no matter our gender, our race, religion, sexual orientation...all of us are human and deserve to be treated with the same respect and kindness. I will not idly stand by and not speak out, this is too important for all of us and our rights to live our lives without fear of negative consequences because of how we were born and or/our choices.
We don't have to agree on everything, but I urge all of you to be aware of the dangers of looking the other way, please stay vigilant and not let the new U.S. administration divide us and take away our rights. When one groups rights are diminished (ie media at this very moment), threatened, or taken away, it is only a matter of time before more and more people's rights are at risk. We cannot let that happen; WE ARE THE PEOPLE...this is OUR country, so let's stand together in solidarity as a symbol of human rights for the world.
Feel free to share the image, and this post, on Twitter, Facebok, Reddit, etc. to show you are empowered to resist any threat to your rights!
I LOVE to watch red carpet events, but never end up watching the actual awards shows, haha! The fashion is always so inspiring to me as it is an art show in it's own way, rather than on a canvas or in a gallery the dresses are the focal point along with the women who wear them and how they accessorize and coordinate their entire outfits, definitely works of art.
This years Golden Globes had a theme that appealed to me the most, flowers! My pics for best dressed are the four above. Whether bold and prominent as in dress one (Olivia Culpo) and four (Guiliana Rancic), or more subtle and minimal as in two (Lilly Collins) and three (Jessica Biel), flowers were the trend. All the women looked stunning and owned their outfits with confidence and glamour.
I may have to add in more flowers in some of my EMPOWERED paintings and "Women Warriors" art...well, actually my next "Women Warriors" painting is going to be of the amazing Frida Kahlo with a crown of gorgeous, bold, flamboyant flowers; I'm definitely very inspired to get started on it after last nights gowns!