Stories from SHE IS MORE Youth
Empowerment can start with a good role model. For the inaugural SHE IS MORE Youth Art Competition in 2019, IIX invited youth to share their works of art celebrating different women in their lives–from mothers to sisters to heroes who have inspired them in one way or another.
IIX Foundation is committed to celebrating women as solution-builders and crucial forces in society. Through SHE IS MORE, we received over 300 entries from 30 countries across the world—giving a voice to the youth, celebrating the women who serve as their inspiration, amplifying stories of courage and strength through the universal medium of art.
A Woman who Spreads Happiness in the Present and Future
Following the SHE IS MORE Exhibition in May 2019, Samaa’s work, A Woman who Spreads Happiness in the Past and Future, went on to be displayed on the walls of the Iraq National Library and Archives at the Iraqi Ministry of Culture. The wall was entitled, “Honor Roll for Maker of Hope, Samaa’ AL Ameer”.
“A girl or woman can, by her own will, strength, and hope, become a human being who will spread joy and happiness in life and the future,” she says, “I started from my personal experience in drawing this girl. I have been successful in turning pain and sadness into hope and success after being treated positively for illness and difficulties. Therefore, having an optimistic girl or strong woman is important…Thank you for supporting the women of the world.