#1. Our Truth Our Right

“Our Truth Our Right” by Martha Lee Phelps Mixed Media: Ink, watercolor, acrylics, collage. 18″ x 24″


Learning to embrace her truest self is a continuum.
In the face of a world that persists in imposing its image
and definition of woman upon her, she is challenged.
Why has she not been kinder to herself?
When did she forget to cherish the miracle of each curve and edge?
Where are the poems that savor this warrior, lover and mother?
Even as she stands to face and embrace her beautiful, life-worn body
there are thieves of her Truth rattling the window and doors.
She practices loving herself ferociously and with relentless commitment, so that hate can’t gain entry. 

~ martha lee phelps

Women are 51% of the US population (49.6% globally) and yet…women’s equality is (still) among the most persistent human rights challenges around the world. World-wide, women are disproportionally impacted by poverty and often restricted in accessing resources, education and training that could help us rise up. Until the world’s women live free of violence and poverty, and lead half the world’s countries, gender justice will be on our to-do lists. So long as women continue to live in fear and are excluded from decision-making to make life better for themselves and future generations, women and their allies will protest.

This is Protest Poster #1  from the collection “She’s Still Here” A collection of women’s protest art supporting the equal and human rights of folks from all walks of life, regardless of gender, race, origin, wealth, nationality, religion, ability, sexual orientation, identification or representation.

To learn more and become a Protest and Art Sponsor, please visit Point, Invitation & Message from mlp.



About Martha Phelps Studio ~ creative on purpose

...a meandering journal of a changing life and the unexpected graces it brings. Earlier posts may provide some history, but this series of writings aren't likely to follow a straight line as I explore topics such as raising kids, making choices, self discovery, the impact of change on a family and how to (hopefully) live with balance and purpose. www.marthaphelps.com
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