This show was a special one to me, not only because I won an award, but because the theme of the artwork in this show sheds light on women’s issues, highlights strengths, and illuminates the potential of women. A celebration of women. A Which in my opinion, anything that illuminates a light on the potential of these beautiful creatures called humans, it is right up my alley.
When we arrived we had the opportunity to meet Layli Miller-Muro before she presented her talk on “Ending Violence Against Women: the progress and challenges ahead”
Layli Miller-Muro is an American attorney and activist. She is the founder and Executive Director of Tahirih Justice Center, a national non-profit dedicated to protecting women from human rights abuses. Tahirih’s holistic model for protection combines free legal services and social services case management with public policy advocacy, education, and outreach. Go to http://www.tahirih.org for more information.
“Artists have tremendous power to inspire and uplift, as well as share wisdom and insights. The arts have given women voice, provide healing, and inspiration.” -Layli Miller-Muro
There was so many amazing works of art in this exhibit that were beyond powerful. I was honored to have my two pieces hanging in this stunning show. I was also honored to be one of the award winners, which left me humbled.
There are so many reasons why this show makes it to the list of our special projects, but I can summarize in three words… powerful, beautiful, and strong… just like ALL the women represented in this show. I am honored, to have been recognized.