Judy Chicago explains the plates transforming from completely flat designs (in the first historical section of the table) to sculptural (in the last section) as an allusion to the freedom women slowly gained (and sometimes lost) over time. The final plates, for Georgia O'Keeffe and Virginia Woolf, are very sculptural because Chicago felt it was the historical point, beginning in the 1920s, at which women developed their own visual and written language to describe the female experience. 

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Judy Chicago (American, born 1939). Virginia Woolf Place Setting from The Dinner Party, 1974-1979. Brooklyn Museum © artist or artist’s estate

Leather and Tape

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by fangedangel (clockworkqueen)

Steve Rogers is eleven years old when Bucky Barnes, Brooklyn’s own boxing prodigy saves him from two bullies in an alley. He fights like something out of the pictures, but for some reason, decides to take Steve under his wing. He doesn’t realize until much later, but Steve has loved his best friend quietly, forever.

Or, the story of two Brooklyn boys in love, then and now.

Words: 11071, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
—  Marianne Williamson

Working on a new mural in a clinic the south of the country. Thanks Laurens for the picture!
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REFUGEE CENTER, CONGO (DRC) - A small Baptist church on the outskirts of Goma became a place of refuge for thousands fleeing atrocities being committed in the rural areas. People were “caught in the crossfire”, so to speak - victims at the hands of both rebel and government soldiers.

I recently had to put together a new and revised photo essay on a story Caught in the Crossfire that I did awhile ago. It was a story based out of the Congo (DRC) and had three parts: rebels who had committed horrible atrocities; victims of such atrocities; and redemption for both rebels and victims. So, I thought i would run the series here, including a few images that I have already posted. 

Read the full backstory here.