From Suffering to Storytelling: An Art Exhibit Celebrating National Foster Care Month


An Invitation from Miriam Cortez

Peace4Kids Program Coordinator

Saturday, May 19th | 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Showcasing original artwork in honor of National Foster Care month.

Back Umbrella Tattoo Gallery

12951 Main Street

Garden Grove, CA 92840

RSVP on Facebook or send an email letting us know you're coming!


Thirteen years ago, at the age of nine, I was separated from my parents and siblings and placed in the foster care system. This loss affected me in unimaginable ways.

I have since dedicated my life to rebuilding the foster care system and over time, transformed my suffering into storytelling. What began as sociopolitical art pieces, became a representation of my whole being, in which I convey important messages as fragments of myself. Through these vulnerable narratives, I have discovered my identity.

Now, in honor of National Foster Care Month, I invite you to join me on a discovery 13 years in the making.