Monday, June 26, 2017

“Absolutely Nothing” by Kathy Nida

“Absolutely Nothing” by Kathy Nida

This is one in a series of posts featuring an artist whose work is included in the Threads of Resistance exhibition.

Artist’s Statement:
From birth, woman is at war with society, with the pink she’s supposed to wear, with her period and all its implications, with her rights to her uterus and all its products, with her right to wear clothing and not be assaulted … for that matter, to not be assaulted, no matter what. We achieve an uneasy balance with the war in our bodies, with the hormonal surges and bloody flow, a balance that is regularly damaged by puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. We are at war in our jobs, in the grocery store, with our bras, in our home lives, in the laundry room, with our stretch marks, in the boardroom, in line at the DMV, filling our tanks with gas. Even choosing our last names… there’s another battle.

She stands strong. War … what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Here’s to a society without all that conflict, to equality.

Hear a message from Kathy about her piece below:

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