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From thousands of tragic events, a beautiful drawing is born. My name is David Ilan and I am a celebrity artist. When celebrities pose for me, I create a drawings of them using only dots, a technique called pointillism. For the first time in 10 years I am creating a non-celebrity drawing for a project that is very close to my heart. This project, named Points with Purpose, gives my dots a greater meaning by associating each dot with a real person who has been raped or sexually abused.

If you have been raped or sexually abused you can join the project here (It's free), giving your real name or an alias, and have the option of sharing your story. There is also a place in the drawing for people who want to support survivors. I add one dot for every person who joins until the drawing is complete. The final drawing will be of a woman looking confident, proud and beautiful. By joining the project, thousands of people with a shared tragic experience will work together to form a work of art meant to show others who go through similar experiences that they too can feel confident, proud and beautiful again.

Every person involved will have a dot drawn to honor them.
Up close we see individuals with a story.
From far we see a woman who has overcome and grown.

Sharing Personal Contact Information -
Please be very careful not to share your contact information on Points With Purpose. This is a safe place to communicate with others but giving out your phone number, email address, Facebook username, etc. is not safe to do on the internet. Please report anyone who asks for your contact information or for you to contact them outside of PWP.
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Hello everyone
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I'm so stupid
Posted by babygirljen16
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He makes me uncomfortable, am I over reacting?
Posted by Iluv2smile
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20yrs on.
Posted by geenadoling
 20yrs after 1st reporting that my father sexually abused me, I have finally been taken seriously!  He goes on trial feb 2015 !      

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