Here on the one hundredth anniversary of women claiming their inalienable right to vote, we find ourselves wondering, where do we go from here? What do we leave behind? How do we relate the lives of these women to something we can use to change the world like they so courageously did? These women left us the tools we need to realize this necessary change for humanity. The reverberation of their efforts propels us forward with positive momentum.

I am inspired by the women I am portraying in ​Ripples of Change​ and by those who see the importance of portraying the legacies of Laura, Harriet, Martha, and Sojourner. I am thankful for the opportunity that Anna Laymon, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and ​the Seneca Falls Development Corp​ has given me to realize their vision.

These four women invite us to participate in the ripples of change.

Respectfully, Jane DeDecker Artist