Earth Shakers and Ground Breakers — Drawings and Enlightening Commentary (16 Portraits)


These 16 beautiful pencil drawings and concise biographical notes are a testament to women who have inspired California artist Laura Sinks.  From her introduction:

“The Women’s March on Jan 21, 2017 was a global phenomenon, and probably the largest protest march ever. But the genius of this event was in its inclusiveness. One overriding theme was Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. The Women’s Movement has matured enough to embrace other groups. Unity Principles show the connected nature of all struggles to dismantle systems of oppression. Marchers for all causes joined harmoniously together.”

Click Here to see the entire portfolio with introduction by Laura and portraits of all the Earth Shakers, or click on Ground Breakers name to access each individually:

Laura Sinks – Artist’s Statement

Rachel Carson – ecological scientist

Ruth Asawa – wire sculpture artist

Käthe Kollwitz– artist, social justice

Dolores Huerta – civil and women’s rights activist

Joni Mitchell – singer, songwriter, composer, painter

Malala Yousafzi – advocate for girls’ education

Maya Angelou – poet, memoirist, civil rights activist

Margaret Sanger – sex educator, activist, writer, nurse

Fannie Lou Hamer – civil rights activist

Misty Copeland – Prima Ballerina

Jane Goodall – scientist, ecologist, UN peace advocate

Lorraine Hansberry – playwright, Raisin in the Sun

Marian Diamond – brain scientist, writer

Buffy Sainte-Marie – songwriter, visual artist, social activist

Temple Grandin – scientist, shared autism experience

Pamela Prime Harlan – Laura Sinks mother


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