UNPLANNED PARENTHOOD: Inside the Art Installation Using Historical Testimony to Call for a Feminist Future

On Wednesday, feminist artist Michelle Hartney launched UNPLANNED PARENTHOOD—a collaborative, textile-based piece exploring historical attacks on reproductive health access and calling for intersectional reproductive justice.

“I want to tell the stories of the women who suffered because of laws that once prohibited so many from accessing information and care, and reckon with the fact that the attacks we’re seeing now on reproductive care hurt women at the intersections the most.”

Abortion Bans, Feminism and Sexism Fuel Sally Edelstein’s Art: “Whatever We’re Exposed to Has An Impact On Us”

Award-winning collage artist and blogger Sally Edelstein calls herself a “visual anthropologist” and describes her intricate works as ”nostalgia-based.”

“Politics and art are one,” said Edelstein. “Nothing I do is without social content. That’s my interest.”

“Whatever we’re exposed to has an impact on us as we come of age. I want people to think about the messages they’re taking in.”

We Heart: ArtActivistBarbie Taking on Patriarchy in the Art World

Posing in front of mosaic tiles and Victorian paintings, sporting handmade outfits like feathered, cotton candy-colored dresses or quarantine-friendly bathrobes, a young woman exposes the misogynistic undertones of art at big-name museums like the National Gallery in London and the Getty in Los Angeles. She stands at about a foot tall with an annotated notecard on a small wooden stick in hand. Her name is Barbie.

Depicting a Century of Change for Women

Where now? Where next? These are the questions that come to mind in viewing the National Geographic Society’s “WOMEN: A CENTURY OF CHANGE” exhibit. The display is divided into six themes, thought it also includes the beautiful and haunting image of a green-eyed “Afghan girl” that embodies all of them. Joy is in Amy Toensing’s photo of two […]