Every great dream begins with a dreamer. /Harriet Tubman/
Strange yet fascinating that something said decades, even centuries ago, keeps inspiring and moving people in modern days. Harriet Tubman, Miriam Makeba, Madam C.J. Walker are only some of the fearless women who have inspired me to stand taller, not being afraid to follow my dreams.
I am a dreamer, too. I dream about these women getting more attention and appraisal for what they have achieved in civil rights history.
Who are they?
Harriet Tubman (1822-1913)
Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist. Ms. Tubman was born into slavery but escaped and subsequently made 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people. She used the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.
Madam C.J. Walker (1867–1919)
Ms. Walker was an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, political and social activist; also the first female self-made millionaire in America in the Guinness Book of World Records. Walker made her fortune with Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company cosmetics and hair care products developed to benefit black women's beauty.
Black History Month collection
I have created portraits in the stippling technique honoring these magnificent women and their admirable legacy. They all hold a special place in my heart, and I hope they will find a way to yours as well.
In the Black History Month Collection, you will find bold designs, bright colors, and hopefully - inspiration to follow your dreams.