My Body Is Mine
My Body Is Mine
With the recent bans against abortion here in the US, I felt compelled to share my story and create an image to raise awareness for reproductive rights.
These laws do not save lives. I firmly believe that you cannot end abortion, only access to a safe one. I wanted to create an uncomfortable image to remind us that women, girls, and trans men will die as reproductive rights are stripped. One in four women will have an abortion. Chances are you know someone who made the decision to terminate a pregnancy in secret out of shame and fear. You know me. Birth control has failed me 3 times. Because I had access to a safe and legal abortion when I needed it, I was able to leave a toxic marriage, a religious cult, and escape a fate that would have destroyed my humanity. I have been able to create a better life for myself and my daughter. I am not ashamed and have no regret. I know I made the right choice.
To support people like me, I’ve made available products created with my painting '“My Body Is Mine,” including an open edition print, a limited timed edition print with hand painted embellishments, an enamel pin, and a sticker. I will be donating 50% of the profits to the ACLU who is working hard to defend reproductive rights.
These will only be available for a little over one week, starting Wednesday May 22, and ending May 30th. The hand embellished print edition will be determined by the amount sold during this week. Prints are 5” x 7” and created with archival ink on Moab Entrada Rag Bright 300gsm fine art paper. Hand embellished prints are painted with a silver pearlescent paint by Kelly. Enamel pins will be 1.5” tall and stickers are 4” tall. Standard print package includes 1 print, 1 sticker, and 1 pin. The deluxe print package includes an embellished print, 2 stickers, and 1 pin.
All of these products are a PRE-ORDER, meaning that after the ordering period is closed, I will be ordering pins and stickers based on the number ordered, and creating the prints at home. Please allow for 3-6 weeks for fulfillment. Once profits are determined, I will be donating 50% to the ACLU!
Thank you for your support.