A new exhibition has gone on display in Leicester, which platforms the voices of women in the city who have survived abuse.
The collection of artworks, entitled ‘Untold Stories’ has gone on display at BetaX Leicester, which sits in the city’s Church Gate.
Artist Lis Taylor produced the eight pieces featured, after spending a day hearing about the experiences of women in the city.
She worked with Leicester charity the Zinthiya Trust, which supports people affected by poverty and abuse.
“It was an honour and a privilege for these women to share their stories with us and I have the utmost respect for them. Some of the stories were pretty gruelling and so sad,” revealed Ms Naylor, who is based in Market Harborough.
“However, we also spoke to women about their joys in life, focusing on their future rather than their traumas,” she went on to reveal.
“The artworks I’ve created show these women as their chosen spirit animals, embodiments of their power and their identities beyond their experiences of abuse.
“So often the stories we hear about survivors of abuse are ones of tragedy. Whilst these women have experienced incredible difficulties, these artworks aim to show their strength, individuality and power.”
The animals feature a placard with a message to their perpetrator.
The artwork will be exhibited until November 30, and tickets are free.
The paintings will be going on sale afterwards, with all money going towards the Zinthiya Trust.
To find out more, visit: https://www.zinthiyatrust.org/
To buy a piece, visit: https://www.lisnaylorart.com/shop