Yesterday I told my little brother in an all-too-rare phone call of sisterly wisdom how I’ve seen that there are just so many different ways to live life in this world. That there are so many different ways to employ one’s self. I noted also that if you can imagine something – there has probably been someone who has also imagined it, and more! …Maybe in a different way than you imaged, but there are kindred spirits out there, you just have to find them.
Today, I saw an article about some women who call themselves the East London Fawcett (ELF) Group, or Art Audit.
The mission of the Great East London Art Audit is to provide a platform for celebrating women in the arts. The projects and events we conceive, and are involved in, encourage a wider examination of the position of women within today’s art world, and address contemporary issues surrounding gender inequality within London.”
Something tells me that we are on to something if women in different countries are investigating these issues. (Yay – I found some more of my “people”!)
Incase you had not heard, I am working on a new website that is less of a personal blog (like bonniekate.com) and more of a resource and digest for women in the arts (globally). I’ve started by launching a facebook page and twitter account for the namesake project “SftPwr” and the primary web site is under development now.
SftPwr will include a bunch of things:
We hope to inspire younger women with original content (such as professional interviews), educate ourselves about the past with information on historical role models, and highlight contemporary cultural issues and events (primarily in New York City where we are based, but we are expanding this).
I hope that YOU can continue to be involved in this new phase as a reader, and hopefully on a level of interactivity where your voice can be heard, and your projects can get seen, and maybe we will even get some people jobs, grants, and the honor they deserve!
Because we’ve gotta have each other’s backs…