eljaiek art

International Women’s Day 3/8/2014

InternationalWomen's DayI am so honored to have been asked to partner with The Women Worldwide Initiative for their International Women’s Day Film Screening & Fundraiser. They will be hosting a private screening of Miss Representation,  A synopsis of the film from their website –

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representationaccumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

  I have been asked to participate in a small gallery show during the fundraiser, which will include some pieces from my series “A Family of Women” A portion (50%) of the proceeds from sales of original pieces and prints, will go towards the Women Worldwide Initiative’s mission of  “empowering women and girls to strengthen their own capacities as decision-makers. ” 

In their own words – TWWI’s mentorship programs and small-scale international development projects are dedicated to poverty eradication through youth development, and social and economic empowerment of women and girls in low-income communities in New York City and developing countries.

If you are in New York, please join us, help contribute to a worthy organization and be inspired. You can purchase your ticket to the private screening and gallery show by clicking on this link –

http://twwifilmscreening.eventbrite.com/

Feel free to re-blog, re-post, share links and help us get the word out. Thank you in advance!

Ayn Rand: ‘The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.’

My great-grandmother, Daughter, sister, wife, mother, restaurant owner,loan shark, One hell of a woman.

My great-grandmother, Daughter, sister, wife, mother, restaurant owner,loan shark, One hell of a woman.

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