From now till Monday 11/27, everything is 25% off in my store. I will be adding more small works throughout the week as well, and any commissions received in this week will receive the same discount. On #givingtuesday 11/28 I'm donating 10% from my sales to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.) As per their mission statement:
"RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice."
I paint mostly female models, female family and loved ones, and I know several of them have had experiences similar to what we are hearing in the news a lot these days. Especially some of my model friends; there are some sleazy characters that they've all had to deal with at some point. I also teach mostly young girls between ages 12-16. They are all intelligent and socially aware of what is happening, and it tears at me that they will inevitably be subjected to some undesirable advances and harassment, if some haven't already. We need to do better by them. I have always wanted to give back in some way, especially by using my art. After researching and making a list of organizations that I hope to some day donate to, I've decided on RAINN because of where we stand now as a society. Moving forward I would love to support groups that advance female education and empowerment around the globe.
So thank you in advance for supporting me and my art, and let's all work together to make the world a better place for future generations. Cheers, much love, and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!