Tag Archives: Arts

The art of seeing: Wangechi Mutu

TweetThe long conversation about women’s bodies and agency during this cray cray election cycle that tried to push society backwards about our bodies got me looking back at the work of Wangechi Mutu.  Mutu is one of my favorite contemporary artists.  Her collage and mixed media work investigates and challenges colonial narratives and images of women, [...]
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When I think of “Home”. Or reasons to watch “Homeland”.

Tweet  Writers don’t write from experience, though many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy. – Nikki Giovanni You Guys: I have SO much TV to catch up on. The above [...]
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“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron, 1941-2012

Tweet Essayist and filmmaker Nora Ephron has died. Nora Ephron was a giant. Ephron wrote the screenplay for “Silkwood”, best known as the writer of the seminal romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally” and wrote and directed the wildly successful (and still one of my favorites) “You’ve Got Mail”. If you haven’t seen “Silkwood”, please [...]
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Sins Invalid: The film

TweetI’ve followed Sins Invalid for a few years now, and always lamented that I haven’t been in Bay Area during their yearly performance. They are: Sins Invalid is a San Francisco/Bay Area based performance project that celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists. Since 2006, our performances have explored [...]
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A feminist in art school

TweetI’m in grad school right now, pursuing an MFA in Printmaking. Maybe not the degree folks who know me from political work would expect. I was born with a crayon in my hand – I’ve been making art my whole life. I was blessed to attend the Boston Arts Academy, a public visual and performing [...]
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