An intuitive abstract artist painting to support the rights of women everywhere, I hold a fundamental belief that art can change the world.
Through creativity, art tells a story that has the power to alter and positively influence people’s perspectives and opinions while also instilling values that benefit the wellbeing of others - in this case, the lives of women.
When you purchase one of my paintings or commission something special for your home, you receive so much more than a painting.
You receive a visual reminder, daily, of your action to change the lives of others.
Every woman deserves equal rights, opportunities, and freedoms.That's why 20% of my art sales go to women's rights organizations in the U.S. to support this fight.
2. You'll choose the women's rights activist organization or charity you'd like 20% of the proceeds of your painting to go to. Don't worry, I'll provide a list if you're not sure - or we can find an org local to you!
3. You'll pay for half of the cost of your painting, and I'll get started on the work. It will take me up to 2 weeks depending on size.
4. You'll complete payment on your painting, and I'll submit the donation to the organization or charity of your choice.
5. I'll ship your painting in an insured and safe package, and send you a receipt of donation.
Growing up, there were years where my family of 6 survived on $25 a week on food.
Of course it hurt to see the other kids at school with all the best snacks.
I vividly remember living in an unfinished dirt and cement basement for a year that didn’t have proper ventilation or lighting, or even a bathroom.
As a 7 year old child.
I remember my dad telling me I wasn’t allowed to wear pants to church - only men could do that.
I remember being told that as a woman, it was my job to make men happy.
It didn’t matter whether or not I was happy.
I remember wanting to go to college, but being told there was no money for it so I had to figure it out myself.
I remember being homeless for two weeks because a man decided to threaten us with violence. The shelter was full, so I lived in the university library for awhile, and then friends’ dorms, and basements.
I kept telling myself I had it good for a homeless person. I ended up missing one of my finals and had to embarrassingly explain to my professor my living situation - crisis.
If it hadn’t been for a lifesaving opportunity through TRIO Student Support Services, who's roots are grounded in the civil rights movement and a strong belief in equal educational opportunities, I would have never made it to where I am today.
Today, I'm an educated woman with 2 degrees, including a Masters. Hispanic, no less (only 4% of Latinas in the US ever achieve that level of schooling).
And I'm so lucky to have people in my life who are amazing mentors, many of which helped me through that dark time.
If not for them, I would have never become full time faculty at a major university by the time I reached 23.
I would have never had health benefits that allowed me to birth a baby safely and inexpensively.
I would never have had the privilege I do today to be able to go and get a canvas and paint from the store to make something beautiful.
I’ve come a long way.
My point is that women’s rights are important.
Women deserve as fair a chance as any in this world.
We deserve equal treatment, autonomy over our reproductive health, and we deserve happiness.
According to the UN, “gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is not just a goal in itself, but a key to sustainable development, economic growth, and peace and security”.
If you want to do something about it, you have to stand up and act.
Even if it’s in small ways.
For me, I paint to support the fight for women’s rights.
That's why when you make a purchase in my shop, or commission something beautiful for your home, 20% of the revenue goes to women’s rights activist organizations here in the US.
And you come away with a visual reminder on your wall every day of the action you took to move this fight forward.
All pieces are completed in my unique abstract style using artist quality watercolors, archival inks, and embroidered thread.
I ALWAYS use reflective gold ink and gold thread in my work. *Gold became associated with the national women’s suffrage movement as early as 1867.
Here's a little view into my process:
"Thank you so much for creating something that means so much more than meets the eye!"
"Of course I love art and culture and supporting artists, but women's rights has always been something incredibly important to me. Going through the commission process with Rokita was fun and easy, and I love having a stunning piece on my wall that reminds me of my values as a woman and a human. It makes it so much more than just another piece of art, you know? Being able to choose the organization of my choice for Rokita to donate to also meant a lot to me!"
"We wanted a few paintings for our spa that could bring a vibrant yet relaxing element in. Because our staff is all women, and our patrons are mainly women, we loved that part of the painting purchases (over $1,600) went towards supporting a local women's rights organization of our choice. Rokita even created some custom plaques for us to hang next to each painting that highlight this!"
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