Pussyhat is what this represents.

The loaded term “pussyhat” was chosen as a means to reclaim the derogatory word “pussy” as an empowerment.  Pink is considered a female color representing love, compassion and caring which are often considered weak, but in truth are extremely strong.

I’m not inherently political, but there are some things I feel very strongly about, human rights being one of them.  As an artist and a teacher I care about society’s treatment of all people and especially other women, despite race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Women’s March, Saturday, January 21st was a record-breaking day.  Over 5 million people worldwide participated in women’s marches on every single continent.  The mission of the Women’s March was to “stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” –

Wearing pink together is a powerful unifying statement that we embrace being female and we unapologetically stand for women’s rights.  So proud of my friends, our community and men and women around the globe that participated.

A woman’s body is her own.

Val's signature in black, followed by a small red kissprint to the right, all against a transparent background.

To continue marching forward with friends, family and community go to: to take action on issues we all care about.

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Together we can continue to make history.







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    • Thank you Charlie!! This shoot really fun and it was refreshing shooting in the city rather than mounds of snow! Thanks for following.