Why Representative Ilhan Omar is Important (Videos)

Why Representative Ilhan Omar is Important (Videos)

Representative Ilhan Omar in Minnesota House  It was tough times between November and January in terms of political feeling. I was (and still am) energized and ready to take action when and where I could. If art was associated with that action – all the better. One of the opportunities I had was to donate artwork to the “Nasty Women – Phoenix Unite” Art Show.…

Pillow Parade: Blues Prismagic #14

Pillow Parade: Blues Prismagic #14

What I love about creating art is that each art piece and art product encapsulates a story. There was a certain timeplace and personspace that occured during the moment of its first creation and then again in its iterations. A perfect example is this pillow: Blues Prismagic #14.

Triple Threat: Three Great Organizations Working on Education Reform in Arizona!

Triple Threat: Three Great Organizations Working on Education Reform in Arizona! (originally posted on the RPCV Phoenix Website) On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Phoenix were happy to host the education advocacy organizations AZ ED101 and Save Our Schools Arizona.  SoS AZ representatives Miryam Lerma and Jimmy Arwood gave the RPCV Phoenix a run-down on the nitty-gritty of petition circulation, signing, and turning in. (It’s…

Southwest Human Development – Little Free Library (Caps for Sale)

Southwest Human Development – Little Free Library (Caps for Sale)

It was love at first site when I read about the mission and work going on at Southwest Human Development. In their efforts to support early childhood development – SWHD is installing Little Free Libraries around Phoenix and beyond. Back in May of 2016 I was part of a kick-off event for my friend (Mama Fox) Phoebe Fox’s children’s book – “UP UP UP” – and this was…

“Notable Women” Submissions for the show “Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite”

I knew the moment I saw the call for art by the Grand Art Haus (@grandarthaus) in downtown Phoenix for “Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite” show, I had a project on my hands. I decided to seek out some notable women of 2016. Women who were fighting social justice battles long before there was a big boogey clown crowned for power. Women who would give me hope. Women who would inspire me to do and be good. Of the many social justice warriors out there, these were the ones I chose.