There is no question abortion has been ingrained in America’s culture.
And, until recently, the Left has had the monopoly on the issue in the arts.
But now one Pro-Life activist is using her talents at this community art festival to spread the Pro-Life message in this inspiring way.
Grace Chaffin has always been Pro-Life, but it wasn’t until her involvement with Students for Life of America in college that she became an activist.
Finding an outlet through the Hildegard Art Fellowship
Chaffin knew she wanted to study in the arts, but didn’t think that would translate into using her talents to promote the Pro-Life cause.
But in the summer before she would go on to study Vocal Performance at Florida International University in Miami she found their Hildegard Art Fellowship.
Chaffin says, “I was fascinated with the idea that I could use my talents and platform as a Pro-Life artist to impact the culture and immediately knew that I wanted to be a part of it.”
As a fellow, Chaffin was tasked with working on a project during the academic year.
Her project was inspired by the other fellows in my group after discussing how easy it was for Pro-Life artists to feel isolated in a career often hostile to their Pro-Life views.
“I wanted to put together an event where Pro-Life artists could connect with one another and know that they are not alone. Additionally, I wanted this project to show the community how art can change hearts and minds,” Chaffin noted.
The birth of the Life Collective
And it was this thought that birthed the Life Collective.
According to Chaffin, the Life Collective was “a festival-style community event aimed at gathering Pro-Life artists, organizations, and community members together for a celebration of life.”
And the funds derived from this event through raffles, food sales, and sponsorships went directly to a local pregnancy resource center to help mothers in need.
During the event, local artists set up tables to show and sell their artwork while sharing how their artistic talents could serve the Pro-Life movement.
Pro-Life organizations were also featured at the festival with tables set up to encourage community members to become more actively involved in the Pro-Life movement.
Chaffin says she was pleasantly surprised by the support she received.
“In the initial stages of advertising this event, I was truly shocked by the outpouring of support from those in my community. There were so many people who enthusiastically volunteered their resources and support. They were inspired by the unique concept of artists using their talents to change the culture and raise awareness about the issue of abortion.”
Chaffin continued, “Within the first few weeks of advertising, we had free books, food, raffle items, and money donated to go towards helping Pro-Life organizations. Even now that this event has passed, I will look forward to continuing to foster the relationships I have made with other Pro-Life artists and serving my campus as president of our SFLA group!”
Grace Chaffin is exactly the kind of Pro-Life activist we need, and exactly what SFLA is helping to create through their effective programs.
They are truly working to secure the post-Roe generation.
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