I did this painting a LONG time ago and it was based on a news story of a woman pointing to her face and explaining to the reporter that her boyfriend didn't mean it, he really loved her and bought her roses. Guess who was standing by as she said this, yea, the boyfriend. I just wanted to gag.
At the Women in The World Conference one panel discussed how violence against women is sweeping central america.
"FAIR stands for Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored- this is exactly what we hope the girls we work with will become. It is a name that reflects an ongoing commitment to providing girls around the world the chance to live happy, healthy, empowered lives."