I am very excited to partner with Vitalvoices.org on this exciting project! The first six portraits below will be in the exhibition.
Vital Voices: 100 Women Using Their Power to Empower – a first-of-its-kind art exhibition featuring dynamic portraits and first-person narratives of 100 women from around the world who are using their power to empower. The series will include women from across Vital Voices’ powerful network of leaders such as Amanda Gorman, the first U.S. Youth Poet Laureate; Chief Kachindamoto, a chief in Malawi who is working to end child marriage; Lina Khalifeh, founder of SheFighter – the first women’s self-defense studio in the Middle East; Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer for William Morris Endeavor; Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad; and fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg, among other notable women leaders using their power, platform and voice to empower and give voice to others.
The Vital Voices: 100 Women Using their Power to Empower exhibition will open at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with the Kennedy Center’s Direct Current two-week celebration of contemporary culture. DIRECT CURRENT 2020 will honor the milestone centennial of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution by not only shining a light on female artists and their work, but also by collaborating with D.C.-based organizations like Vital Voices.