Team Member: Kidi Bebey
Event Name: ArtPrize 2016
Sana Musasama wrote -Hello everyone, I am fortunate to be selected to be an artPrize artist this year. My work is the stories of girl soldier recruited to fight in the civil wars of their lands. Girls who dreamed of playing sports, who went to school, wove beautiful baskets and worked on the farms. Their lives were suddenly and violently taken away from them and replaced with the roles of War. Girls represent 40% of child soldiers used for fighting, other purposes and are especially vulnerable when it comes to sexual violence. Each sculpture represents a child soldier accompanied by the object she once held close like a fond memory or a dream which was destructed by war. Girls and Women who hold up half the sky perished before they developed into whom they dreamed of once being... simply a girl. Your support will help continue my practice in telling the stories I have the experience as a women world traveler.