I have never considered myself an artist.
Yet I have the freedom to draw,
And take pictures.
I have the freedom to exhibit these things
However I want.
Because of where I live
And because of people before me-
I am free.
Free to be an artist
Regardless of my caliber.
I want to draw-
I want to write-
I don’t need anyone’s permission to do so.
I’ve never been political
But I’ve never ‘had to be’.
I have rights that I exercise.
Because of people like you.
I draw for you today.
It’s in honor of the flowers and colors and expressions
That someone else has deemed it necessary to prevent you from creating.
For anyone to use power to stop expression and creativity-
Speaks to me of weak and fearful minds.
Speak courage, honor and valor.
I so humbly will draw for you.
I learned of Atena from Zen Pencils and his request for us to support this woman.
Read about her here: