Women of the Alcatraz Occupation

Matriarchy is a concept that all Indigenous people worldwide practiced at one time until they were corrupted. Ours was taken away under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, in which they set up our tribal governments in the same format as any other municipality. Even though the men won’t recognize it, they’re going through that colonization…

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RIP Carolee Schneemann

I first heard about Carolee Schneemann in an undergraduate art history course about scandal in the arts. We learned about the backlash against her “Interior Scroll“ performances. Because of the backlash, this is probably Schneemann’s most well-known work, but she had a long career and other well known performances such as “Meat Joy.” Here is…

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Let me be your gossip

According to this article by SILVIA FEDERICI “gossip” used to mean “godparent” and became a term used more broadly for close female attachments. The term was warped during the Middle Ages to degrade female emotional ties and social power derived from meeting and communing, especially among the lower classes. Read her article in In These…

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SFMoMA visit – Feb 2019

I took a last minute trip down to the Bay Area in February to escape some claustrophobia and loneliness from living in my home town for the last three months. I decided to visit SFMoMA because I had recently been telling someone about my ambivalence toward the new building and to the permanent collection. I…

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