RAW Art

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WOO!!! 2 tickets sold already!!! :) THANK YOU!!!! <3
I have now artistically collaborated with my artistic mom and our name is: MS. Art by Monique Adrianne and Sylvia Valle. ;)
There will be music, performance art, and lots of our local creative Orange County artists!! I am so excited to be sharing this with you and I hope that you are able to join us!!

When: Saturday, August 8th @ 6:30pm
Where: The Yost Theater in Santa Ana
Tickets are on presale for $15 and are available here:
http://www.rawartists.org/moniqueadrianne

(link at the top and make sure to click on “Monique Adrianne”)
Thank you for your support!!!! :) <3

©MoniqueAdrianne

Acceptance

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All I can say is how much overwhelming happiness, tears, and excitement I’ve gone through. I’m not sure many can say that they’ve been rejected from Cal State Fullerton, attempted to appeal, was rejected again and then was miraculously accepted for Fall.
Holy cannoli man!!! Never question the Universe’s plans for you. Everything works out and unfolds all within its own time. <3

I’m ready for all of my new adventures!!!!!!

©MoniqueAdrianne

Bioshock Infinite Painting

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My latest painting! Created for Josh for our 1 year anniversary!!

Based on his favorite video game which I have absolutely fallen in love with -Bioshock Infinite.

Elizabeth opening up a tear to Rapture.<3

 

©MoniqueAdrianne

RAW Art

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Okay my dear friends, I have exciting news to share with you! :)

I have been given an amazing opportunity to participate in the RAW: Orange County Showcase -PARAMOUNT to feature my art!!! This is an entirely brand spanking new experience for me and I feel so incredibly grateful and blessed for this event to fall into place!!!

I will have a booth on display and a few of my pieces will be available for sale. My incredible and supportive mom will also be joining me to display and sell her beaded artwork and jewelry!!! There will be music, performance art, and lots of our local creative Orange County artists!! I am so excited to be sharing this with you and I hope that you are able to join us!!

When: Saturday, August 8th @ 6:30pm

Where: The Yost Theater in Santa Ana

Tickets are on presale for $15 and are available here:
http://www.rawartists.org/moniqueadrianne

(link at the top and make sure to click on “Monique Adrianne”)

Thank you for your support!!!! <3

©MoniqueAdrianne

Finding Your Perfect Path

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When you realize in perfect succession, how each little step and instance in your life has led you to your passion. When for so long your path was not clear, and had so many forks and obstacles…Everything that has happened and will happen makes sense now. All of the puzzle pieces have clicked, snapped, and connected together. It’s time to take action! No matter how many doubts or fears you have that keep bubbling in front of your vision, attempting to dissuade you…they’re knocked down by your incredible vigor! Everything happens for a reason, and things that are meant to happen, will ALWAYS find a way. So now it’s up to you. :) <3

©MoniqueAdrianne

Be The Change

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When I think of protests, I think of these images.
Nonviolent resistance. Sit-ins. Rallies. Marches. Picketing. Making love, and not war. Standing up for what you believe in. Influencing everything –the music, TV, film, literature, art…
That’s how real change is sparked. How you inspire millions to move together for a cause.
Anti-war, women’s rights, civil rights…Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King, Bob Dylan, Gloria Steinem, Bob Marley…all of these movements and their leaders ignited real transforming action. They influenced an entire generation to take charge and make a difference –peacefully.

Looting and violence is not a protest. Combatting brutality and violence with aggression only creates more hostility. This is not how change happens. Violence produces more violence and bloodshed.

Take note from those that came before you. Realize what succeeded and what did not. Research and get inspired. There’s a better way to create change.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi

©MoniqueAdrianne

Sexual Health Is Your Priority

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I believe that I’ve taken for granted how lucky I am to have been able to grow up the way that I have. My family has always instilled a great education of sexual female health throughout my life. I think it probably helps that my sister is an OBGYN as well. :)

So when I come across others, especially women, that are completely unaware of their various birth control options, how their bodies work, & particularly how important gynecological visits are, my passion for women’s health & feminism is only ignited more brilliantly.

Our society unfortunately does a very good job at keeping women in the dark about their sexual health. The reason being is to control women’s lives & to do this, it is necessary to control women’s reproductive options. Thankfully there have been numerous outlets & resources created to combat this problem. However, I have come across far too many younger women that are sexually active, yet have never even thought to go to a gynecological exam. Yes, this has a lot to do with confidence & respecting your body, but this is also a clear representation of the way that young people are being taught about their health options. Too often this topic is glazed over, missing information, & especially introduced as a shameful subject.


All various sexes & genders should have full control of their own bodies, access to reproductive education, options, & services. This is first & foremost a matter of basic human rights & bodily integrity. Yet, if our institutions & society negate these needs, it is ultimately our responsibility to educate ourselves & others. Start a conversation! Use the internet as a tool! Actually walk into a physical bookstore! Talk to your friends, your doctor, your family. This should not be a disgraceful or shocking matter! And this change of perspective begins with each one of us!

©MoniqueAdrianne

(photo found on pinterest)