Article 16

Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Izzy Dooley

About my work

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- Izzy Dooley


About me

I am a 17 year old hailing from the beautiful land of South Africa. I have only been embroidering for the past year and began as a form of therapy. There is a silent sense of healing through the slow work of embroidery which I have embraced and learn patience from such a practice in a world of instant gratification. Embroidery has also taught me to express my thoughts, dreams and journeys in a refreshingly new and contemporary way.

Being in a Steiner or Waldorf school, my 12th year was dedicated to me working on a project of my own choice for eight months. At this time I was struggling with crippling mental illness and somehow through the slow stitch of embroidery, I was able to find my voice again and persevere. It is safe to say that in some ways, embroidery helped me see the light and beauty in life again.

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