Women2Women Art Project 2019

Women2Women Day Journal: Inspiration, support and encouragement for those dark days when we all need to be reminded that we are not alone. A collection of mixed media portraits of exceptional ordinary women who have survived and are thriving after life has fucked up. Their stories shared in ten hashtags.

Patti Smith, singer, songwriter and artist says that “suffering is part of the package. We are going to be really happy and things are going to be really fucked up”. There are a million and one ways we can inflict pain on each other and ourselves. Life is hard.

In the midst of our troubles, we can forget that life is also beautiful.

Friendship.  Working title for a work in Progress. Mixed Media 30cm x 30cm

Friendship. Working title for a work in Progress. Mixed Media 30cm x 30cm

I have found that during the hardest battles, the greatest reminder that life can also be amazing comes from people sharing their stories of how they overcame their darkest hurdles (divorce, life threatening illnesses, bankruptcy, addiction, death of loved ones, mental illness, depression, gender reassignment, bullying, racism, gender discrimination, rape, self-harm).

In reminding us that we are all connected, our stories, dreams and shared fears entwine, encourage and support us. We are not alone.

This journal will be a celebration of female heroism, fearlessness, fierceness and bravery. Help inspire others going through what you have gone or are still going through. Remind them that they are not alone, and that if you can survive and thrive, so can they.

Interested in joining the gang?

SHARE your selfie and your hardest moments, and remain anonymous.

If you are interested in having your selfie/photo and story considered for inclusion in this project, please fill out the comment box saying 'Yes! I want to inspire others'

“When we share our stories, what it does is, open our hearts for other people to share their stories. And it gives us the sense that we are not alone on this journey”
— Janine Sheperd