While I was living in Italy, a friend brought me a years supply of Ms. Magazines. Hungry for the written English word, I read them cover to cover in succession. Upon completion, I experienced both despair and elation, and felt the need to do something to recognize the struggles and efforts of women around the globe. This is how this paper portrait project began. It is my attempt to honor women who have made notable contributions in our world.
I started with visual artists, following with musicians, actors, and writers. I continue with peace activists, dancers, women in business, and scientists. Women in the World is an on-going project and one I don’t seeing ending anytime soon!
These women have inspired me with their vision, tenacity and courage. It is my hope that these portraits will do the same for others.