If You Can See It, Then You Can Be It.

If You Can See It, Then You Can Be It.

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If You Can See It, You Can Be It

I’ve created this work as a very brief introduction to just some of MANY amazing, inspiring women who have left a mark on our lives.

For every print sold or gifted I donate 10% of the listed price to Girl Rising.

Thank you for supporting my fundraising project,

here’s some more information about the

amazing project to which your money will be going.

What is Girl Rising?

Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment.

We use the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can

transform societies.

Our mission is to change the way the world values the girl and ensure that girls’

education is part of the mainstream conversation.

Together with partners, we launch high profile campaigns to bring visibility to the issues girls face and inspire people to dismantle the barriers that hold them back.

We raise awareness about the issue, inspire action and make change happen through film and other tools, such as educational and advocacy videos, screening guides and a free school curriculum.

We also focus on getting girls in school through ENGAGE - a dynamic public-private partnership in India, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria - and seek opportunities to expand our efforts to other places where our message is especially timely.”

Source: girlrising.com

Created and sold originally for International Women's day 2017.

Available in A3, 16 x 24 Inch and 20 x 28 inch

The two larger sizes are printed outside of my studio so please allow up to 7 week days for these works to be printed to order. As I ease into selling larger works I will begin to amass stock so it’s always worth messaging me via the contact page if you’re in need of work by a specific date, if I can speed things up for you I will.

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HISTORIAL COLLAGE FLOATS MY BOAT!

I'm a big lover of social history, which still makes me chuckle because at school I really did not enjoy studying history at ALL!

I'm not sure when the shift happened but I can remember being invited to participate in a group show in 2014 that my friend was curating about Popular Icons and I began to look at my local history to see who had lived in my home town of Tunbridge Wells that I could use as inspiration while working with some of my long collected and much treasured vintage local postcards and I spotted some women who's names just jumped out at me so I began to look them up and before I knew it I had fallen down the rabbit hole. Through my research I realise that they had all made their own mark on Women's History and at that time I couldn't find much online celebrating them so I decided to thank them and make them my own Popular Icons. 

I had so much fun researching and creating those works and I'm very grateful that I fell down that rabbit hole because I have since started research folders on a growing number of inspiring women, I am excited to finally begin to celebrate their stories and to have this space to be able to share them with you all.



IF YOU CAN SEE IT, THEN YOU CAN BE IT.


I attended a talk hosted by my local Women's Institute (I LOVE my Wells Angel Grrl Gang and I'm a proud member). The talk was delivered by a representative for an charitable organisation called Girl Rising. As I sat and listened, learning more about the amazing work they do to get the 6 million (at that time) girls denied access to education into schools across the globe I just became so inspired. We watched a chapter from the film they produced that shares real girls stories in such a heart twanging way and I was so overcome with emotion.

I am mother to two daughters so seeing other girls struggle to obtain something that we in this country take for granted had a real effect on me!

I came home and went straight out to my studio to begin this, I didn't know how it would turn out but I love it very much.

It is merely a dot on the landscape of amazing women who deserve to be celebrated. These women were in my sketch book under the list 'Women I'd Like To Eat Brunch With' (Yes it's catchy huh? I will be working on a series of that title soon just you wait and see and I'm very excited by it) 
 

EXTRA: This print will come with a paper print out detailing the amazing women featured in this print with some very basic sources to allow you to learn their stories. I will be adding more sources/research as I delve deeper while making more work about some of these and many more inspiring women.

This work serves as a mere introduction and brief of some incredible women. The included A5 further reading booklet is a very brief overview of cut and pasted information and sources, yes there are most likely typos in it but I really wanted to share a leap off point for anyone else who might like to join me in celebrating some awesome women. I know how much I enjoy further reading links so I couldn't bear to not offer any.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WORK

"What is Girl Rising?

Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment.

We use the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies. Our mission is to change the way the world values the girl and ensure that girls’ education is part of the mainstream conversation.

Together with partners, we launch high profile campaigns to bring visibility to the issues girls face and inspire people to dismantle the barriers that hold them back.

We raise awareness about the issue, inspire action and make change happen through film and other tools, such as educational and advocacy videos, screening guides and a free school curriculum.

We also focus on getting girls in school through ENGAGE - a dynamic public-private partnership in India, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria - and seek opportunities to expand our efforts to other places where our message is especially timely."

Source: girlrising.com


Turnaround: 

Please allow approx 5 working days turnaround, this allows me to reorder supplies if things get busy and to batch post items. However If you do need an item sooner than that feel free to email me and if  I can try to speed your order through then I will.

Packaging: 

All prints are sent in a cellophane sleeve on a recycled grey backing board to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition for you. 
I also use extra reinforced hardback envelopes for posting to ensure that your artwork arrives to you as intended. 
I always send items using Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For unless requested. 

I can upgrade your postage to 1st class signed for or next day for a small cost by arrangement via email.