As promised, I’m back today with more art from “The Future Is Female” package. Are you ready to be empowered?
Nevertheless, she persisted.
In his explanation of Elizabeth Warren’s “silencing” during her “lengthy speech” criticizing [then] Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions, Senator Mitch McConnell declared, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” Like “nasty woman,” the final sentence became a rallying call and was appropriated by women in a move to dismantle male-centric politics and policies.
Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we raise them. May we be them.
Why one writes is a question I can answer easily, having so often asked it of myself. I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live. I could not live in any of the worlds offered to me — the world of my parents, the world of war, the world of politics. I had to create a world of my own, like a climate, a country, an atmosphere in which I could breathe, reign, and recreate myself when destroyed by living. That, I believe, is the reason for every work of art. –Anais Nin, Dairy, February 1954
When no one speaks and the whole world is silent, then even one voice becomes powerful. –Malala Yousafzai, on acceptance of Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University, 2013