Up to 70% of women experience physical or sexual violence from men in their lifetime – the majority by husbands, intimate partners or someone they know’ (World Health Organisation 1997)

In December 2017 I was a participating artist in the ‘Pillars of the Community’ Project, part of ’16 day of Street Art Action’. I created a pillar celebrating UK suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst. 16 Days of Street Art Action’ is an inspirational project which aims to encourage dialogue and debate about the importance of feminism in achieving women’s human rights. It marks the international campaign ‘16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women’. During the campaign 16 pieces of street art created by 16 diverse women from across the North West will appear in Manchester city centre depicting unsung female icons of past and present.

In 2016 I created a portrait of Margherita Hack, Italian astrophysicist and scientific disseminator (12 June 1922 – 29 June 2013). The asteroid, 8558 Hack, discovered in 1995, was named in her honour. I placed Artwork in the streets of Manchester as part of ‘Free Art Friday’ in conjunction with Wonder Women festival and 16 days of street art action.