I’m Donating a Painting to Planned Parenthood

“Funds raised at our reception will support Planned Parenthood’s work toward a prevention agenda at all levels of government during 2012, including local school boards and the Arizona legislature. Donations will also support our strategies to elect pro-choice leaders who will stand up for women, choice, and access to health care.”

At the reception there will also be a raffle for artwork and jewelry. I am donating an oil painting called Flowers Keep Emerging (No Matter What)!. I think the title is apropos for the event – no matter how hard women’s issues get trampled on, we will keep on standing up and speaking up!

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The Walk Home

Brownies, Girl Scouts, youth groups, teachers, my junior high principal. It always seemed like wherever there were kids; at least a few of the adults were “off”.

30 years later, my younger sister said she quit playing violin because Mr. Ross would feel her up during lessons.

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Chattel of Love

Girl Facts
One girl in seven in developing countries marries before age 15.

38 percent marry before age 18.

One-quarter to one-half of girls in developing countries become mothers before age 18; 14 million girls aged 15 to 19 give birth in developing countries each year.

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