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Kimberly Gill's avatar Kimberly Gill

My painting was inspired by the worldwide social media campaign for the return of 219 schoolgirls missing in Nigeria. The girls were kidnapped during the night of April 14, 2014, by the Islamic militant terrorist group, Boko Haram. The anniversary of the girls’ abduction sparked a renewed social media frenzy along with global protests, rallies and marches. Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, released a letter of support and a call to prayer for the girls. Despite all efforts, the girls are still being held by these terrorists. I created this painting to honor these victims and to bring awareness to their plight. Working on this piece provided me with the opportunity to think about these girls and to pray that they will soon be returned to their families. I ask that you, too, pray for the safe return of these young women. Please visit the Malala Fund at malala.org and the Facebook page Bring Back Our Girls for more information about what you can do to help. Thank you.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: 7 feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 4 feet