Strong Women - we all know some. We all love one…. or more. A strong woman can move mountains. She can accomplish things that blow your mind. She can be the CEO of a company, and tuck a little child into bed after scaring away the monsters in the closet. A strong woman can be your best friend, your biggest advocate, and the backbone of your family. She will tell you the truth - in a loving way - even if it hurts. A strong woman knows how to be tough AND tender. She might drive you crazy, she might boss you around, but she will always have your back. We want to raise our daughters to be strong women. We want them to know that anything is possible and everything is achievable. We want our daughters to know when to back down and to know when to take a stand. We want our daughters to command respect, and to respect themselves enough to demand the right treatment from their partners, bosses and friends. This piece was commissioned last year by a dear friend of mine. It was a gift for a strong woman in her life who had made a tremendous difference to her. Just like in the paining, I raise my glass to the strong women out there "Here's to strong women - may we be one and may we know how to raise one!". P.S. - Look for details soon on a solo pop up show in New York City July 11 featuring Just Mary Designs Body Fab-YOU-lous line!!