Empowered through ART, nominate as Sisterhood Yllang Montenegro

maeann
Posted December 19, 2019 from Philippines

I nominate YLLANG Montenegro https://www.worldpulse.com/user/36458/bio for the Sisterhood award.

She works as a Makeup artist, Painter, visual artist, freelance book illustrator and also, volunteering as a President of a small community organization or peoples org. Batis AWARE (Association of Women in Action for Rights and Empowerment).  They are a group of returned migrant Filipino Women who are mostly victim-survivors of Human trafficking, slavery, and Domestic Violence.

Their mission is to expand the members, to empower women, to advocate our rights as a Woman here locally and internationally.

She sells her paintings and gives 10% of her earnings to the organization. She does exhibits with some partner organizations, do networking while selling some of their Social enterprise products like bags, accessories, and paintings.

She was grateful to be a World Pulse and honored on Advance Digital Change-making training that helps not only empower her but also empower her community.

 Yllang speaks what she believes and connects to women who are victim-survivors of Human trafficking, slavery, and domestic violence. 

She usually showed through her masterpiece of art and attended a campaign for women’s rights.

 I admire how she uses her talents in her painting because she uses it to speak up and fight. She also uses art to promote awareness and change, in empowering her community. She is an art activist because her works are entirely about women and children.  She is a painter by heart.

Whenever she has exhibits, she would invite me to view her paintings and I would love to see her and her work, but due to conflict of schedule, I’m not able to visit her.

Finally, we met last July 24, 2019, and the World Pulse Spirit ignited as we spill the beans about our common desire of writing and sharing our stories.    To support her, I bought her favorite artwork printed in the T-shirt. 

She was also kind enough to be my advisor and one of the judges for our artwork campaign contest.

During our meet up, we got some initial plans and we are looking forward to collaborating once she returns back to the Philippines.

Yllang, as I nominate her as Sisterhood , is passionate about creating a difference, a connector and speaks out for what she believes.  

 

This story was submitted in response to #SpiritAwards.

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YLLANG Montenegro
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Salamat

maeann
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Hi Yllang :)

Anita Shrestha
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

good

maeann
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Thank you Anita

Lisbeth
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Hi Maeann,
How are you doing? Thanks for the nomination of our dear sister. Is she in the Philippines? I will have to read about her. She does not seem to be in the forefront a lot? Or I need to be corrected.
Best wishes my dear sister.
You all have a good weekend.
Regards

maeann
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Hi Lisbeth,

She is from the Philippines.

Jill Langhus
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Hi Mae Ann,

Thanks so much for sharing this lovely synopsis of our dear Yllang. However, I'm not sure If Yllang is an Ambassador, dear. Her profile doesn't have the badge. I may be wrong, but you may want to nominate her for another category, or check that she is an Ambassador. I know I thought she was recently but then when we checked her profile, she didn't have the badge.

maeann
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Thanks Jill for checking. I nominate her for Sisterhood.

Jill Langhus
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

You're welcome! Thanks for clarifying:-)

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Hello, sis,

Thank you for nominating World Pulse Changemaker Yllang! Yey!

maeann
Dec 21, 2019
Dec 21, 2019

Hi Karen,

Thank you for always there to send encouraging words :) May this continue to connect us.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

You’re welcome, sis! Have a great day always!

Akshaya9
Dec 21, 2019
Dec 21, 2019

Hi Maeann,
Hope you doing fine. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about sister Yllang.

Have a nice day dear!

maeann
Dec 21, 2019
Dec 21, 2019

Hi Jack,

She is a great Artist and very strong woman like you too. Thank you for sending your encouraging words.

Akshaya9
Dec 22, 2019
Dec 22, 2019

Your welcome dear :-)

lizzymark
Jan 15
Jan 15

Weldon sis for keeping the spirit on.

maeann
Jan 18
Jan 18

thanks Lizzy :)