Friday, February 27, 2009

Points With Purpose

From thousands of tragic events, a beautiful drawing is born. David Ilan, a celebrity artist, creates drawings of celebrities using only dots, a technique called pointillism. For the first time in 10 years, Ilan is creating a non-celebrity drawing for a project that is very close to my heart. This project, named Points with Purpose, gives Ilan’s dots a greater meaning by associating each dot with a real person who has been raped or sexually abused.

If you have been raped or sexually abused you can join the project (it is free!), giving your real name or an alias, and have the option of sharing your story. There is also a place in the drawing for people who want to support survivors. Ilan adds one dot for every person who joins until the drawing is complete. The final drawing will be of a woman looking confident, proud and beautiful. By joining the project, thousands of people with a shared tragic experience will work together to form a work of art meant to show others who go through similar experiences that they too can feel confident, proud and beautiful again.

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