A community-based art project that seeks to connect communities through pulling up a chair and sharing stories of positivity about Strong Women of Toledo.

Artwork by Chris Hatfield

Story from John Eikost

I interpreted the impact one person can have on another’s life as a symbiotic amorphous influence moving seemingly without effort or intention through an individuals life. Starting at a young age in the foundational halls of education, the impact of a powerful leader moves like blood, spreads like wild flower, passes all barriers and even in the darkest of times finds the smallest pillar of light to survive within. We bloom under the nourishment of these influences. The grit and determination of a strong leader can create an armor too strong to break for those they touch, shattering the brittle intolerance of ignorance against it through empathy, admiration, and love.

- Chris Hatfield, Artist

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