On the 3rd of Oct. my friend Brianne Leary hosted an auction at Salmegundi for AWC (Afghan Women's Council) where the AWC's founder Fatana Gilani was able to come from Afghanistan. Bri is Dinamite. She raised $47,000.00 in one night!!! I was thrilled that so many women and children will benefit from her efforts in Afghanistan. I bought a couple of paintings which I love.
This I just found powerful and fought for it.
A portrait of an Afghan bride: how the sorrow and sadness shows in her face. Surrendering to the will of her elders, having no way out, giving up!!!!! It kills me to think that thousands of girls everyday face the pressure of being given to marriages arranged by their families.
Mr Sawyer expertly convincing people that $5000.00 is cab money
Bri and Fatana
Bri is the type of generous woman that included us in the event.
Here Misha is working hard selling shawls and scarves. He sold about
5 pieces :)