From our Founder
A message to the women of Dora Maar, and of our country:
I write to you and to all of the women in America in complete sadness and outrage over the Supreme Court’s decision last Friday to overturn the half century-old constitutional protection of a woman’s right to an abortion. While Dora Maar is not a political platform, it is a space that has always spoken up against injustices – especially ones that have an effect on my team; a team solely made of women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people of color. While we are grateful that at present––we are a small and mighty team based in New York City, we are devastated that people like us in this country are no longer afforded the inherent human right to choice.
In all honesty, abortion rights were never something that I focused my attention on. Maybe being born in 1990, 17 years after Roe v. Wade, it was something I took for granted. It was a right I always had. I realize now that my right to choice, fought for fiercely by women that came before me, has allowed my team and I to be who we want to be, has allowed us to do what we want to do, and to be with who we want to be with.
Being a woman of color, it is a constant battle to prove my validity, especially as a female founder. However, I have found power in my right to choice –– while biases do exist, this right, above else, allowed me to stand on an equal footing, protected by law. And now, as of Friday, my counterparts and I, along with all of the women in this country, are seen as unequal in the eyes of law – revoking one the most personal and private choices a woman will make in her life.
Like so many of you, I have felt demoralized – exhausted by what feels like year after year, proving our worth. But we will not rest until women’s rights are reinstated. A generation of women before us did it, and we will too. While I do not have all of the answers today, we will continue to fight now and everyday.
CEO & Founder