The Fight For Respectability and Freedom:  American Life During The Second Great Awakening, Activism, and Women Run Tea Rooms in the 1830s.

The Fight For Respectability and Freedom: American Life During The Second Great Awakening, Activism, and Women Run Tea Rooms in the 1830s.

I draw the curtain. I could show you other pictures more pathetic in their hopelessness, but refrain. Lessons in making home neat and attractive; lessons in making family life stronger, sweeter, and purer by personal efforts of the woman; lessons in tidiness of appearance among women; lessons of clean and pure habits of everyday life in the home, and thus bringing to the women self-respect and getting for them the respect of others; how to keep the girls near the mother, and many other kindred subjects, need to be given to this class of women to-day.”

ACCESS: AN ORDINARY NOTION

ACCESS: AN ORDINARY NOTION

National Juried Exhibition Call for Art Sponsored by the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art It has been 100 years since the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This exhibition is in honor of Alice Paul, suffragist, who re-wrote the amendment in...

Dreamers Together: The King Legacy and Its Continued Relevance

Dreamers Together: The King Legacy and Its Continued Relevance

Coretta Scott King was an equally impassioned activist in her own right, as well as a staunch supporter of her husband’s politics. During many of Dr. King’s marches, she was often found working right alongside her husband during the fight for civil rights. Many African American women who are in traditional marriages and relationships that support equal rights struggle to prioritize their creative endeavors.

Alice Neel: From Personal Struggle To Artistic Absolution

Alice Neel: From Personal Struggle To Artistic Absolution

As I continue to delve into the themes of motherhood, relationships, loss, and second chances, I became intrigued by Alice Neel’s story. Her experiences resonate with the struggle faced by daughters of women who feel confined by their circumstances. As women, we often emulate what we saw our mothers do or strive for the independence they were unable to attain. Ironically, even if we succeed in breaking free from financial constraints, we may still struggle with unspoken emotions of grief and loss.

Flo Oy Wong—Artist/Poet/Educator

Flo Oy Wong—Artist/Poet/Educator

In 1989, Flo had co-founded the San Francisco-based Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) after attending the February conference of WCA in San Francisco. At the end of the conference, she was invited by Moira Roth, Trefethen Professor of Art History at Mills College, to a meeting of prominent women artists-of-color who had attended the conference, including Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith and Gail Tremblay among others.

Tomur Atagök: A Life Long Feminist Artist in Turkey

Tomur Atagök: A Life Long Feminist Artist in Turkey

Tomur Atagök in front of Çatalhöyük Goddess, 1996 in her home Written by Susan Platt Part I Biography Tomur Atagök a leading feminist artist from Turkey, was born in Istanbul. After graduating from Robert College in Istanbul, she trained in the United States from...

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