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Karen Pence

Former Second Lady of the United States (2017-2021), Former First Lady of Indiana (2013-2017), Educator, Award-Winning Artist

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Karen Pence’s charismatic speeches highlight her unique experiences as the Second Lady of the United States and First Lady of Indiana. Her remarks illustrate the passion and dedication she feels towards art therapy awareness and to the sacrifices made by military service members and their families.

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2020 Republican National Convention

2019 Remarks at Naval Air Station Lemoore

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Karen Pence, wife of former Vice President Mike Pence, is a mother, educator, and award-winning watercolor artist. Mrs. Pence works to bring attention to art therapy and to the sacrifices made by military service members and their families.

Mrs. Pence dedicated 25 years in the classroom as an elementary school teacher before becoming the First Lady of Indiana in 2013. In her role as First Lady of Indiana, Mrs. Pence created the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation, a 501 (c)3, established with the purpose to encourage and support youth and families of Indiana. The Foundation’s board awarded over $600,000 in grants to charities throughout Indiana in three years.

As Second Lady of the United States, Mrs. Pence was committed to raising awareness and educating the public about the mental health profession of art therapy in the United States and around the world. She observed art therapy programs in the Asia Pacific region, Australia, Europe, South America, Africa, Canada, and across the United States.

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In this heartful address, Karen Pence shares valuable takeaways from her accomplishments spanning almost a decade of service as Second Lady of the United States and First Lady of Indiana.


Mrs. Pence’s remarks reflect her passions, including but not limited to:


– Military families: The importance of supporting military spouses and recognizing their resilience and contributions to our nation


– Women and mentorships: Personal accounts of advice both received and given and how mentorship shapes purpose and drive


– The beneficial aspects of art therapy and how this practice can aid our military service members


– Suicide prevention and the support systems in place for all citizens, including current and ex-military service members


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