If you can't read the text, it says...
Emma Goldman. Her Weapon: Pen of Poison.
Rosa Parks. Her Weapon: Full Fare Bus Ticket.
Everywoman. Her Weapon: Rising Up.
Phoolan Devi. Her Weapon: Code Breaking.
Mother Theresa. Her Weapon: Relentless Compassion.
This mural was created by a group of young women from the incredibly inspiring and badass Oasis For Girls project... check it out here:
Excerpted from their title page:
The long-term social change that we would like to see for girls and women in our community:
- A future in which all girls and women are educated and empowered to make healthy choices in their lives; therefore significantly lowering the rates of teen pregnancy, substance abuse, and incarceration.
- A future in which all women have the opportunity and ability to be employed in careers that are meaningful to themselves and their communities, feed their mind, bodies and spirits, and fully provide for the lives that they envision.
- A future in which all girls and women are educated and empowered to identify abusive situations and take active steps to seek help and remove themselves from these environments.
- A future in which all girls and women receive the best health care possible, regardless of their economic status.
- A future in which all girls and women have complete choice and control of their bodies.
- A future in which all girls and women have a strong voice and impact in our communities and the future of those communities.
- A future in which all girls and women are educated and empowered to fully realize happy, healthy, and productive lives.
-kelsey aka bell left-hooks