Mandi Leigh's Handcrafted Items, and Leigh's Wiccan Boutique

Hi I'm Mandi Leigh You can find just about anything you are looking for at my Etsy Shop. It is a place with a little of Everything! Handmade Magickal Creations, Vintage, Metaphysical, Ritual, and Spiritual you will you find here at Leigh's Boutique. Cant find what your looking for? No problem! Just send me a message and tell me what it is that you seek. I will let you know if I can make it or not. I am here to work for you, and provide you the items you so desire.

You will find a variety of Handcrafted items at my Etsy shop like One of a Kind Gemstone Jewelry using Precious, and Semi Precious Stones, with their Metaphysical, and Magical properties, Natural Bath & Body products, Hair Accessories, Wall Hangings, Dream Catchers, Wands, Wind Chimes, Pagan Ritual Tools, Statuary, and More.


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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Concealed Revealed Art Auction for Battered Woman

I am Currently working on a piece that will be donated to the YWCA for the Concealed Revealed Art Auction in effort to stop violence against Woman.
This opportunity that has been presented to me is a great honor especially since I am a battered woman of the past.
I can relate to these woman in so many ways.
When I was 15 yrs old I met that someone special I thought. By the time I turned 16 I was convinced to do things I never would of done. Not only did it hurt me but also my family. I then became pregnant with my daughter Myranda. When living with him he tried to push me off the roof of the apartment building we lived in when I was 3 months pregnant.
Remembering what my mother had taught me and remembering she herself was also a battered woman her words rang in my mind. NEVER LET A MAN LAY HIS HANDS ON YOU!
I fought back and saved not only my life but my unborn child's life.
Through lots of counseling, and restraining orders against him I was able to escape.
Her Biological maker (only professional words I can find) has not seen her since she was 2.
He had lost his rights because of physical and verbal abuse twards her. He also had kidnapped her 3 seperate times.
Now I am 32 and married to a wonderful man for 10 years now. He adopted my daughter when she was 5.
It took me years but with the help of my husband I was able to go places alone once again without fear.
We now have a total of 3 wonderful children and I can truly say I am happy.

I hope this story helps inspire woman in a desperate situation to seek help.
I did and you can to!

I will post the necklace I have designed for this charity once it is complete so you all can see. Below is a brief summary of the event.

Concealed Revealed art auction to benefit the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment, an organization here in Topeka that provides free emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy and other services to over 3,000 victims of domestic and sexual violence each year.

The Concealed Revealed Art Auction, scheduled this year for April 23, was conceived by a group of Washburn University art students in 2003 as a way to involve the art community in the effort to stop violence against women.  Check out this site for additional Information and to see some of the artist I will be listed there after I deliver my piece for the cause

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