100% of the proceeds from the sale of RESIST will go to women's rights organizations in the USA to help women access vital health care.
To mobilize our initiative we immediately called Jennifer, the consummate dreamcatcher, to realize our joint vision of fusing art with philanthropy. For Jennifer, this was a crucial time.
On June 24, 2022, when the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, Jennifer took to the streets, started hosting events, campaigning on social, and rallying the troops in resistance against total abortion bans that have been enforced in her state of Oklahoma. After almost a century’s worth of fighting for women’s rights, Jennifer knew it was more than the anti-abortion laws they were reinstating:
This is about women’s rights. Getting their laws off our bodies. I live in a state that doesn’t support or elevate women. A red state where the skewed evangelical view propagates that women’s bodies should still be controlled by anyone other than herself. Denied everything from equal pay to bodily autonomy and healthcare, we need to think about who these bans benefit because I can’t imagine how total abortion laws benefit anyone.
Strapped down by their socio-economic situations and lack of education, it’s women from these categories who feel it most, and I use my voice to speak up for them when I say that healthcare should not be a privilege, it should be a fundamental human right.
that they don’t have to accept the unacceptable. Oklahoma City is progressive compared to the state’s more rural areas. Jennifer found that many women, regardless of their party affiliation felt similarly outraged. Inspired, Jennifer focused her energy on raising awareness through her art and philanthropy.
I work and am privileged to afford traveling to a neighboring state to get whatever medical attention I may need. But that’s not true for most women. Trapped by their situation, an unwanted pregnancy means decades of being strapped down and only further disadvantages the disadvantaged.
Jennifer makes it a point and a principle to always keep relevance in sight. Art, after all, doesn't live alone but with us, amongst us, in a human society as beautiful and problematic as we are. And like us, art requires witnessing and the space to express itself in order to thrive. Having selected, framed, and positioned art in so many stunning, varied homes, Jennifer is uniquely equipped to art direct the works themselves.
With her primal understanding of the stories they radiate and the way they impact a room, her relationship with wall art is intimate. Jennifer feels that through art and design, we can bring culture, history, and conversation into a home. She worked closely with the Artsake team, sharing images that inspired her, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Woman’s March (Jennifer marched in Oklahoma City) to name a few, leading to the creation of RESIST a chic tribute to women's grit in the face of adversity.
I collaborated with Artsake to create “RESIST” and for anyone who lays eyes on it, it’s clear: it’s feminine and sassy, it’s badass, and it speaks to the fact that this fight is global, for Iran, for Saudi, for America. There are moments in this painting that recall the past, like the pink Resist flag from the 2017 Women’s March, and there are moments that give hope to the future. It also reflects how crazy it is that we’re still protesting this sh*t!