Femmes de Courage Extraordinaire 

Project Title: Femmes de Courage Extraordinaire (Women of Extraordinary Courage)

Arts and Accessibility Grant Project Timeline: June 1, 2020 through November 29, 2020

This body of work initially showed with an a online exhibition:

20/20 Hindsight - Social Justice Exhibition hosted by: www.illustrativevoices.org

Virtual opening; December 16, 2020


Femme de Courage Extraordinaire

Femme de Courage Extraordinaire / Women of Extraordinary Courage exposes the public to young female advocates fighting crimes against humanity.  I am thriving today due to 28 years of recovery work. This body of work is for girls in trauma recovery.  Girls who have felt so low deserve to know how far they can go. Statistics agree that a visual interpretation of your idea, can realize the goal more than simply imagining your objective. My body of work is a kickstart to manifesting dreams. 

I use mudras and chromotherapy as a methodology in developing my work.  By blending and shaping the story into the collage, I create a space for equanimity between telling the story and developing an architecture with the intention of continued healing. During my 28 years of recovery work, I have been able to learn and engage 37 healing modalities, which aid in building a bridge of healing hues found within chromotherapy and choosing the mudra for each painting to hold during my practice  to address global issues affecting humanity today.


This project was made possible in part by the California Arts Council, A State Agency, and The National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles, UCLA, as well as a grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation.  Findings, opinions, or conclusions contained herein are not necessarily those of The California Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Arts and Disability Center.

Learn more about the girls: Simone BilesSophie Cruz, Marley Dias Emma GonzalezGreta ThunbergMalala Yousafza, and Autumn Peltier.

Please be kind to one another.

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