Bunny Burson, a St. Louis artist, will turn Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s unused election night confetti into snow globes to raise funds for Planned Parenthood, according to CNN.
Burson spent election night with her family at Clinton’s watch party at the Javits Center in Manhattan, New York City, waiting for a shower of confetti to announce the election of country’s first female president. Instead, Clinton was defeated by President Donald Trump.
“Hillary Clinton has been a beacon for me really as a woman,” Burson told CNN. “That’s really where I thought that this was going, to be the election of all elections to inspire women.”
According to CNN, Burson experienced “an overwhelming emptiness” in the wake of Clinton’s loss, and “set off on a mission” to find her unused confetti.
Burson began by asking fellow Clinton campaign volunteers until she found the company that supplied the confetti. When she discovered the company still had it in storage, she bought all 200 pounds.
She used some of the confetti to make a giant snow globe currently on display in St. Louis. Inside the snow globe, the confetti continuously rises and falls. On the outside, the snow globe bears a quote from one of Maya Angelou’s poems: “And Still I Rise.”
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“I want women and little girls to just don’t feel defeated by this,” Burson said of Clinton’s loss. “Keep going. Keep fighting.”
With the remaining confetti, Burson said she will make smaller snow globes with the same confetti inside. They will be sold inside Planned Parenthood clinics in St. Louis, with the proceeds benefiting the organization.
“I just feel whether it’s running for office or breaking their own glass ceiling in some other way, now’s a time not to give up,” Burson said.