Posts Tagged Art

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Art series “Made in Latin America” highlights women in male-dominated industries

This is not the first time that Maria Maria Acha-Kutscher has created a series that catches the eyes and hearts of feminists around the world. In “Made in Latin America,” Acha-Kutscher features women who have created their own space within traditionally male-dominated industries, including folks like Venezuelan race car driver Milka Duno and Mare Advertencia Lirika, a Mexican rapper and activist previously featured on Feministing

This is not the first time that Maria Maria Acha-Kutscher has created a series that catches the eyes and hearts of feminists around the world. In “Made in Latin America,” Acha-Kutscher features women who have created ...

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The Feministing Five: Naoise Dolan

Earlier this month, we came across Naoise Dolan and her fantastic illustrations that depict many-a-conversation for young feminists. Along with creating this vibrant and witty art, Naoise is currently studying English at Trinity College Dublin. We were so thrilled excited to speak with Naoise to learn more about her, her art, and her feminism.

Earlier this month, we came across Naoise Dolan and her fantastic illustrations that depict many-a-conversation for young feminists. Along with creating this vibrant and witty art, Naoise is currently studying English at Trinity College Dublin. We were so ...

(L-R) Synead Nichols & Umaara Elliott, Millions March planners

The Feministing Five: Synead Nichols and Umaara Iynaas Elliot

Last weekend, two young black women activists and artists, Synead Nichols, 23, and Umaara Iynaas Elliot, 19, co-organized New York’s massive Millions March, which was held in response to the recent incidents of racist police violence in both Ferguson and New York.

Last weekend, two young black women activists and artists, Synead Nichols, 23, and Umaara Iynaas Elliot, 19, co-organized New York’s massive Millions March, which was held in response to ...

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Fashion and Feminism: Taja Lindley of Colored Girls Hustle

I used to think that if I was going to be a Serious Feminist, I would have to give up my eyeliner and outfits. It wasn’t until years later that I would come to realize exactly how misogynist that was, how deeply the devaluation of the artistic elements of fashion is actually due to its proximity to the feminine.

I used to think that if I was going to be a Serious Feminist, I would have to give up my eyeliner and outfits. It wasn’t until years later that I would come to realize exactly how ...

Artist stitches catcalls into beautiful needlework

Playing off of the idea of a hope chest, artist Elana Adler has created a series of hand-stitched needlework samplers showcasing all the catcalls she’s received. Calling them a “beautification of an assault,” she explains the project:

It is a contemporary feminist interpretation of women’s work and an objectification of my personal experience. Each captures a moment, giving these words a visual presence, a power, and a state of concreteness. These words were hurled casually and heard quickly but required hours of time-consuming, careful stitching.

Playing off of the idea of a hope chest, artist Elana Adler has created a series of hand-stitched needlework samplers showcasing all the catcalls she’s received. Calling them a “beautification of an assault,” she ...

Keeping Marissa in mind

I was honored to participate in this campaign, Keeping Marissa in Mind, organized by the extraordinary activist Mariame Kaba. The poem I’m reading in this video is called “Flare” and it’s written by National Book Award winner Nikky Finney

I was honored to participate in this campaign, Keeping Marissa in Mind, organized by the extraordinary activist Mariame Kaba. The poem I’m reading in this video is called “Flare” and it’s written by ...

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