acrylic, colored pencil; 20×16”
“One of the changes that happened this year is women’s rights to choose over their body. It is a topic that hits close to home because I have a lot of women in my life. My mom, my significant other, even my sisters. Everything from the statistics to the firsthand accounts of women who were assaulted made me feel so sad and angry. Above all, what always makes me feel upset is that we, as a nation, have failed the women of our country. I as a male will never know what it feels like to be a woman, with the feeling of immense oppression and judgement hanging over them.”
ARTIST BIO: Braden Simon is a Grade 12 student at Butler Tech School of Art (SOA).