About the Art
I see you. The women suffering, the women discarded or dismissed. This isn't pretty. This isn't an upbeat representation or logo. This is real, urgent and painful. Look into my eyes. I want people to look at my art and open their eyes and minds. Protection and action needed now.
I am an artist, trauma survivor and health advocate. My figurative work and expressive portraits are influenced by my own PTSD recovery. I hope to create a sense of community with trauma survivors and those that love the them. I want my work to make people look, think and feel.
One of the driving forces throughout Joe Biden’s career has been fighting back against abuses of power – whether economic or physical power. That force motivated him to write and champion the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, establish the first-ever White House Advisor on Violence Against Women during the Obama-Biden Administration, and launch a national campaign to change the culture surrounding campus rape and sexual assault.
Earlier this year, a bipartisan coalition in the House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA 2019), which includes significant, forward-looking improvements and innovations proposed by advocates, survivors, lawyers, experts, prosecutors, and law enforcement who are in the trenches protecting and supporting survivors. Last week, every single Senate Democrat signed on to the Senate version of the House-passed bill. But, Leader McConnell is refusing to bring the bill to the floor in the Senate. There’s no reason the Senate shouldn’t pass this reauthorization now and enact it long before President Biden’s first day in office. But if they don’t, Joe Biden will make enacting the VAWA reauthorization one of his top first 100 day priorities.