by Emilie Egger “We meet wonderful people, but lose them in our busyness. We’re, as the saying goes, all over the place. Steadfastness, it seems, is more about dogs than about us. One of the reasons we love them so much.” Award-winning American poet Mary Oliver recently gave a benefit reading for the Provincetown Art Association which featured selections from her latest collection of poems, … Continue reading Mary Oliver reads from new release–Dog Songs
by Kaitlyn Kohr Whether you know her as a saint, a prostitute, the apostle to the apostles, or even as a Christ’s possible lover, it is impossible to deny that Mary Magdalene is one of the most powerful women in the Christian tradition and perhaps most well-known after the Madonna. Her reputation as both a saint and a sinner have made her a symbol of … Continue reading Mary Magdalene: a link between sensuality and spirituality
“I grew up at a time when it was an anomaly to see people who looked like me on TV. When you don’t feel seen or heard, you don’t feel validated or valued.” – Shonda Rhimes Space is what defines our bodies, fashion, style, dress, hair, mannerisms, and skin color. Depending on where a person resides, space determines an environment’s specific … Continue reading Taking Control of the Lens: Julie Dash and Leslie Harris
by Emilie Egger White slave films like Traffic in Souls (Universal 1913) were all the rage in the early Progressive Era in the United States. White slavery (forced prostitution of immigrants) was a topic of great concern during this time and in the years before World War I, became the focus of both government and non-government moral panic. While legislators pushed laws condemning the forced … Continue reading Class condemnation through film: Traffic in Souls and White Prostitution Films in the early 1900s
By Carly Fox A ubiquitous name in the spoken-word movement and the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam, Andrea Gibson performed at the Best Buy Theater in NYC on October 15, 2013. Singer/Songwriters Nicole Reynolds and Mary Lambert opened for Gibson to a crowded room of more than 200 visibly queer and adoring fans. Through fearless prose, heart-wrenching honesty, and unapologetic presence, the three powerful … Continue reading Declaring Radical Self-Love and Authenticity: Andrea Gibson, Nicole Reynolds, and Mary Lambert in NYC
By Alicia Cobb It’s a complex Beauty only goes skin deep You heard your mother say it Didn’t listen Doesn’t pertain to you anyway But when the golden strands turn gray And wrinkles set in There’ll be no need for a mirror When we can’t fit into those thigh boots And we have too many rolls To fit in that tank top What will you … Continue reading Beauty Rest
When Compassion is a Value When Progress Is Measured By How Much Truth We Dare To Know, To Speak When Pushing a Wheel-Chair is Worth More Than Your Stocks When Peace is More Than a Logo on Some T-shirt the Gap is Selling When Patriotism is Pacifism When We Stop Believing in Borders When We Stop Building Walls When Courage is Not a Gun When … Continue reading When Will We Be Feminists?
Dear Readers, Welcome to our Art as a Form of Activism Issue! Our November issue is dedicated to poets, filmmakers, writers, visual artists, and feminists who utilize art as a means to inspire and empower. From the classroom, to the streets, or behind a camera lens, words and themes of self- empowerment, feminism, and activism are being spread to individuals around the world. We wanted … Continue reading Welcome to ART as a form of ACTIVISM Issue!