We Will Not Be Silenced Squares

You can now peruse the squares in We Will Not Be Silenced. I’ve added all the squares for panel 1, and I’ll keep adding them as I go. This is a large project, and I’ll include quotes from thousands of survivors of sexual assault and harassment, so check back occasionally to see more. I’ll also post them all on social media one by one, where you can share the ones that you find meaningful or that hit home for your experiences.

My hope is to support survivors by giving them a platform to tell their stories, and to provide the validation that they often don’t get from the people around them.

I also want to create an installation that calls for change, and shows how universal having to deal with this is. We can be better as a society, and support survivors and punish perpetrators better. We must do better. This kind of suffering should not be happening, and it’s time that society stops ignoring the experiences of over half its population, and instead stands up for them.

The effect of having all of these panels on display in a gallery, with thousands of quotes, is going to be beyond what I have words to describe. I know being surrounded by that will be intense and validating in the best way possible, and it’s an experience I want to share with as many people as possible. Thus, I’ll be showing it in locations that are available to the public and free. I hope it means something to you too, and that you’ll join me and help me complete this project.

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Boundaries Collection

I’ve added prints for all the Boundaries collection to my shop!

 

We Will Not Be Silenced Panels

You can view the panels for We Will Not Be Silenced now. I’ll add more as I make them!

Exploration Collection

I’ve added prints for all of the Exploration collection to my shop.

We Will Not Be Silenced

I’ve added information about the We Will Not Be Silenced series, which is very important to me. It consists of panels featuring quotes from thousands of survivors of sexual assault and harassment. Currently I’m at 500 squares, and I’ve put together 5 panels. By the end of this project, I’ll fill a gallery with these panels and make them available for exhibition all over the world.

It’s a large project, but it’s extremely important to me to do what I can to amplify the voices of survivors. We are usually told to sit down and shut up, and that we should be ashamed because of someone else’s actions against us. I’m here to say that we have every right to speak up, and we need to if we can–it’s the only way that anything will change. We have to all stand together. I’m also here to tell you that no matter what someone else did to you, that is a reflection of them, not at all you. They are the one who should be ashamed. They are the one who should be punished by law. Not you. It was not in any way your fault. If anyone tells you differently, don’t listen to them.

I hear you, I support you, and I’ll share your story if you want.

Thank you for being here, and being a part of this. It means more to me and many other survivors than I can ever put into words.

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Botanica Collection

I’ve updated my portfolio with the entire Botanica collection, made it easier to peruse, and I’ve add all of the artwork from that collection as prints in my shop. I plan to add some originals soon!