FOR THOSE WOMEN WHO WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE: 1. I need a photograph or two of you. 2. Share a sentence or two (or more!) about the work you do, have done, or would love to do (everything from parenting to volunteering to jobs/careers).
Thank you so much for collaborating with me in this project!
Throughout the pandemic I have spoken to several women & read much about job losses that have disproportianately affected women. Whether due to family obligations, company downsizing or other means, it has changed the course of life for so many women. Initially I wanted to focus on those women who have faced job losses as I lost all of my in-person teaching and several exhibit opportunities. Thankfully it also created time to focus on my painting & studies and to have the time to accept an invitation to mentor other artists through Mastrius. ..... Though I was originally considering the stories and photographs of the women who have been affected by job loss throughout the pandemic, I quickly realized that not everyone wants to share difficult stories, so I have decided to invite any woman who would like to be included in this one. I would love to paint portraits of any woman who would like to share a sentence or two about the work they do...from parenting, to volunteering, to working at any job or career or anything else. Or share the work that you'd love to do or have done. The work contributed by women is so important. ..... I would be thrilled to include women from anywhere in the world. The photographs and stories I've received so far have been absolutely wonderful...thank you so much for sharing. I need at least one photograph and a bit about you and the work you do. I'd also be happy to select a photograph from social media if you'd prefer. And, please feel free to share with other amazing women you know. You can message me on instagram or email me here. ..... How the she-session affects you, Judy Aldous, Alberta at Noon 'She-cession': how job losses from COVID-19 disproportionately affect women, Metro Morning with Ismaela Alfa Effectss of the "she-cession," Radio Noon Quebec with Shawn Apel Is the 'she-cession' over? Statistics point to recovery, experts aren't so sure, The Canadian Press ..... #WomansWorkProject