“What’s happening in Iran is not a movement for reform. … It’s not a movement just for equality for women. It is a revolution. The slogans that they’re chanting could not be more clear. … They want a fundamental political change in Iran.”
Tag: Feminist Art
We Heart: The Giant Abortion Pill Snow Drawing at Sundance, Celebrating Reproductive Autonomy
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Sunday, Jan. 22, Swedish-American artist Michele Pred created a 50-foot snow drawing of the abortion pills mifepristone and misoprostol in a park nearby the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where the film PLAN C about abortion pills premiered the next day.
Ms. Muse: A Short History of Falling in Love with Words, and Becoming a Girl with a Voice
Ms. Muse is a discovery place for riotous, righteous and resonant feminist poetry that nourishes and gives voice to a rising tide of resistance—brought to you by Ms. digital columnist Chivas Sandage.
What childhood experiences with language informed your relationship with poetry and life? How did you first find your voice?
Ms. Muse: Melissa Studdard on the Power of Poetry to Create the World We Want
Ms. Muse is a discovery place for riotous, righteous and resonant feminist poetry that nourishes and gives voice to a rising tide of female resistance.
How do you redeem a woman’s worst nightmare lived—or at least one of them? How do you give a mute, silenced or dead woman a voice? These are a few of the questions answered by Melissa Studdard’s poems.
“after I died / I put my clothes back on. / Like women do. / When everything has been taken.”
Artist Whitney Bradshaw’s ‘Outcry’ Exhibit Documents the Power of Women’s Rage
Women’s voices spoke loud and clear in the midterm elections, and Outcry photographer Whitney Bradshaw’s ongoing series of monumental color portraits of women crying out, has documented their growing momentum since 2018.
Francesca Gabbiani’s Art of Transformation
Francesca Gabbiani’s art explodes with color and luminosity, and challenges the viewer with emotions of beauty and terror, with echoes of mythology, ecofeminism and finally, community and excitement.
Billboards Nationwide Urge Americans to ‘Vote for Abortion Rights’
The Vote for Abortion Rights billboard exhibition features 10 artists and 18 billboards, located in 12 states and 14 cities. Most of the billboards are located where abortion is now illegal or heavily restricted, including Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky.
Rage, Resistance and Feminist Art: The Ms. Q&A With Jennie Carr
This summer, artist Jennie Carr launched a series of prints, fueled by the rage and sorrow she felt about the overturning of Roe and the loss of federal abortion rights. Now, her pop art prints are available for purchase. The prints range from $30 to $75, and a large portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Ms. magazine to fuel our feminist reporting, rebelling and truth-telling.
The Healing Power of Bikini Kill
Bikini Kill is a feminist punk rock band founded in 1990 and credited with founding the Riot Grrrl movement. They broke up in 1997 and reunited in 2019.
Seeing Bikini Kill in concert was medicine. The band reminds us to mobilize our rage and shows us what that looks like.
‘The Second Half’: Ellen Warner’s Portraits of Life Over 50
Over the course of 15 years, Ellen Warner—American photojournalist, portrait photographer and author—interviewed and photographed women from different cultures about life after age 50. These women ranged from an author and translator in Connecticut, to a sacred healer in Indonesia, a doctor in Saudi Arabia, a retired cook in Antigua, and the first French woman TV anchor.
These photos will be on display at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., part of a solo art exhibition titled, “The Second Half: Forty Women Reveal Life After Fifty,” on view from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, 2022.