NEW YORK CITY. — For the second time this year, women showed up, flooding the streets of Midtown and Downtown Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon and night.
Two separate events — A Day Without a Woman, a labor rights and women’s rights strike and rally brought to you by the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington;
and the International Women’s Strike, a division of a globally organized day off in protest of gender inequality — drew crowds of collective thousands on March 8, International Women’s Day.
Although it seemed probable that low wage women, the ones who arguably had most to protest Wednesday, would be left out of the earlier A Day Without a Woman protest, their voices were loudly represented.
The organizers made it inescapably clear that their movement, one built on intersectional feminism, meant that women would stand for one another. Read more (3/8/17 11:10 PM)
“If I could tell a 15‑year‑old self something, it’d be to try not to care about your appearance. Besides that, I think to always hold on to that sense of childhood wonder, that excitement. I always try to make sure I remember to put that back into my work, to remember that from doing it because I love it, and it’s not just a job, and doing it for play. As an artist, I think it’s incredibly important to hold on to the fearlessness that you have as a child. It helps you take risks in your art.”
In honor of International Women’s Day this week, we are posting quotes from our latest Creative New York interview with Petra Collins, highlighting important issues relating to body image, openness and collaboration, and health care access as an artist. Read the entire interview at nyc.moma.org.
Throwback to when I was travelling in the U.S and was blessed enough to be able to take part in the New York City Women’s March.
A little story: a friend I was travelling with didn’t understand why I wanted to be involved. “You aren’t American” she said. She then went on to make a comment and I quote “oh, you are a feminist… right?” The word feminist said with a sense of distaste. I believe in equality between all sexes. So yes, I am a proud feminist. I put on my “Meryl Streep is better than you” shirt (obviously a dig at a certain little orange man) and walked and joined in on the chants.
I am not only a proud feminist but I am a proud woman.
In about 13 hours, my friends Matthew, Christina, and I will be folding a thousand cranes, in 24 hours! We’re doing it on a livestream to raise money($10,000!) for low income immigrants and refugees in NYC! You can learn more at resistancecranes.com.
Here’s how you can help.
1. Purchase a limited edition handfolded crane! They’re $10 each(plus shipping and handling), and all of those proceeds will be going to the NYC chapters of the International Rescue Center and the National Immigration Law Center. You can buy these cranes at resistancecranes.com starting 12noon EST on Feb 25th(tomorrow!).
2. Tune in to our livestream, and cheer us on on Twitter or Facebook. Especially during the later hours, when we are exhausted and loopy and weird. You can use the hashtag #resistancecranes or @ one of us; we’ll be checking it regularly(I am @sawdustbear on Twitter).
3. Fold a paper crane in solidarity with our endurance art project. Post it on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and/or Twitter with the hashtag #resistancecranes, and link to our website(resistancecranes.com)!
I’d be more excited about being in NYC yet again, but I’m wired on jet lag and adrenalin coming off 24 hours in airplane seats, and I’m not allowed to fall asleep for 5 hours. At least I can curl up and hide in a nice quiet apartment.
I’m here for a week, if any followers are in town to say hello drop a line!
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