International Women's Day 2022
"Each time a women stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women."
- Maya Angelou
For International Women’s Day 2022, I painted a portrait of the iconic poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou to honor her rippling impact on storytelling and society. Not only was she an activist and acclaimed author, she was an actor, a screenwriter, a dancer, a composer, the first Black woman director. She is a perfect example of what IWD is all about: women's resilience, versatility, and empowerment. Having displayed incredible strength and perseverance throughout her life, Maya Angelou is someone everybody can look towards to find inner strength. She inspires us all to have courage in what we do, to tell our stories as they were meant to be told, and to be the change we wish to see.
100% of the funds from this auction, excluding shipping and auction feeds, will go towards Nova Ukraine's Humanitarian Aid Fund, to provide aid and emergency care to refugees and citizens in the war zone in Ukraine.
Maya Angelou Rises (2022)
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