Hess was inspired to create the portrait after meeting Dame Quentin Bryce, the ambassador for Women’s Legal Service Queensland, at a breakfast hosted by the organisation. “When I heard women telling their equally heartbreaking and inspiring stories I knew I wanted to be involved and find a way to make my own contribution,” says Hess.
Available on June 6 via Hess’ website, every one of the gorgeous prints sold helps support the one in two Australian women who experience sexual harassment in the course of their lifetime (ABS), and the one in six who have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a partner (AIHW).
“The print was created for these women," continues Hess. "I wanted to help raise funds to help support the very important work done by the Women’s Legal Service and hopefully spark more conversation so that those who may be in a vulnerable situation feel there is somewhere to turn for help.”