It’s clear that Leonard’s photographs are infused with a great deal of meaning and subtext. However, I still find it difficult to accept the circumstances under which the exhibition was framed.
I turn off the shower and
long to follow the water down the drain
it stares up between my feet
what a promise!
she is the house, her body and mind run through it, her face will stay here forever.
this is her house: it belongs to her and it is she and she is it and she belongs to it
Bring me back to when
Stars held wishes
Watermelon seeds grew in bellies
Tooth fairies tipped generously.
My Halmuni liked to cook, so she went to the market more often than just on the weekends. She would take me, so I could learn where to find the ingredients for family recipes, because they weren’t sold at American stores. It was an effort on her part, to bridge the gap between me and a country that I will only ever remember through pictures.
Despite the biases and challenges that come with being a feminist filmmaker, countless filmmakers throughout history have worked to express themselves and create iconic, paradigm-shifting feminist films. Here are eight of the many filmmakers who we at FEM think everyone should know about.
Luisa Valenzuela is an Argentine novelist and short story writer known for her work produced during the years of dictatorship in Argentina.
the sky is blue
and so it was
A poem by Lily Bollinger.
Roxane Gay is one of the most important authors alive today. She is the brilliant, unapologetic author of “Bad Feminist,” “An Untamed State,” and “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body,” books that cover themes like gender, race, fatness, sexuality, pop culture, and politics. This past Monday, she paid a visit to the Hammer Museum to read excerpts from her latest book, “Hunger,” despite revealing during the reading that she personally hates being read to.
Alok (they/them) Vaid-Menon is a poet, blogger, performer and community organizer whose work challenges white feminism’s notions about identity and activism. Their work explores their personal identity as a gender non-conforming Indian individual as well as sociopolitical analysis and commentary.