A watercolor storytelling project featuring real women who have touched my life
Art is My SuperPower
At age 10, Chelsea started a charity to provide art supplies for underprivileged kids. During the pandemic, she has sent out thousands of art supply kits to children in foster care and homeless shelters.
Three Thousand Pairs of Wings
My friend Delphine was one of the first people in my local community to make masks voluntarily when they were in great scarcity. To date she has handmade thousands of beautiful masks!
Tiassa Samayian Mutunkei:
I'm with You.
Tiassa Samayian Mutunkei is a courageous girl living in Kenya. A teenager who calls herself the “Wildlife Warrior”, Tiassa started the movement Teens4Wildlife, empowering African teens for change.
Grandmother of the Community
In her later 70s, Rita is active in building community. Like grandmothers would do, Rita gently and firmly nurtures not only my personal growth, but also the community's well being.
The Journey Within
While balancing a part-time career in IT, Raka is devoted to the ancient Vedic Arts such as Indian Classical Dance and Ayurveda. It is not an easy pursuit but she is courageously taking this journey within.
Artist of Life
This painting is my humble effort to convey the beautiful spirit of my beloved dance teacher and internationally renowned artist Colleena Shakti, who has inspired me for many years.
Fariba is a great friend of mine. Originally from Iran, Fariba is a retired nurse living with her husband, two wonderful sons, and one super smart cat in Florida. She is the most gentle soul I've ever met.
Jenny Hennek and her dance sisters from Chicago. Jenny is a very inspiring belly dance artist, yoga teacher, and life coach. She radiates light of love, literally, and she helps me be more fully in who I truly am.
Watching it Grow
Vanda Rice is one of the kindest people I’ve met, a community leader and advocate for social justice. I’ve had the privilege to collaborate with her on several empowerment theater projects in her beloved Appalachian community.