Contributor Spotlight: Lessie Brown

28 Apr

Razor Wire Women‘s powerful cover image, “3X Denied,” comes to us from Michigan’s Lessie (Dawna) Brown. Lessie is a veteran participant in PCAP, the legendary Prison Creative Arts Project based at University of Michigan, and has recently joined the PCAP National Advisory Board. In 2010 she was one of two Keynote Speakers at the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s Paths to Recovery conference.

As she writes of her experience (in the “Artist’s Statement” printed in Razor Wire Women), “All my pain and longing was there on paper.”

You can see her drawing King of the Hills here. Her Flowers Butterflies can be seen (if you scroll down a minute) here.

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