Art to Empower
Celebrating Art to Empower survivors and end domestic violence and sexual assault in our community.
You can help raise awareness and put an end to violence in our community with your purchase of one of these exclusive t-shirt designs. Each shirt is an original work of art designed by a local artist right here in Wichita Falls.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness
Dating violence is more common than people think, especially among teens and young adults: one in three teens in the US will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults, and nearly half (43%) of college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors.
Human Trafficking Awareness
Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be of any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations.
Charis Thomas, a lover of the arts and former member of the First Step family, has found many ways to express herself through her mixed media works.
Music, Graphic Design, and the Visual arts, she found herself exploring them all during the pandemic and further developing her varied skill set.
Stalking is the act or crime of willfully and repeatedly following or harassing another person in circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to fear injury or death especially because of express or implied threats