To have Coste Lewis read at the MOCA during Marshall’s retrospective was monumental. In her opening remarks, Lewis alluded to this fact, pointing out that the celebration of Black artists within a hegemonically white space when such a concept would not have been possible until very recently.
The movie shown by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Center aimed to push back against the manipulation of Joan of Arc’s legacy for xenophobic purposes, and to show audiences who Joan truly was.
7 years old and i am
jagged fingernails bitten down
to the flesh, pink and raw.
my mother wraps bandages around my fingers
to protect me from my own mouth.
This album stands as a reminder that we will not stand by while communities are threatened.
The Indigenous people of America view corn as a sacred item, which inspired the name of the East Los Angeles collective Mujeres de Maiz, or “Women of Corn.” After 20 years of artivism, the group is celebrating with an exhibit at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, entitled “Mujeres de Maiz: 20 years of ARTivism and Herstory en L.A.”
21 years later, Tori Amos’ epic album “Boys for Pele” remains as relevant as ever. An 18-song cycle through which Amos examines love and religion in a world dominated by patriarchal norms, “Boys for Pele” uses the feminine as a weapon excision against misogyny and sexism.
Check out the events FEM’s Arts and Creative staff is looking forward to in the next two weeks.
For the panelists, LA’s queer punk scene continues to offer a space for self-creation and self-knowledge, an environment for exploring one’s identity and helping others do the same.
Leigh Bardugo not only skillfully avoids ableism, whitewashing, heteronormativity, fat-shaming, and neurotypicality, but allows these characters to be regular people defined by their personalities, which is all that fans of YA fiction have ever asked for.
New York-based digital artist Molly Soda has been documenting her life on the internet since she was 14 years old. In her latest work—her solo show “thanks for the add!” and her collaborative book “Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Images Banned from Instagram ”—Molly exposes the evolution of the internet into what it is today.