"We aren’t given options for who exploits us. It isn’t a choose-your-own-adventure book – you can’t go to page 2 for the Western philanthropist who swoops in to save trafficked women or page 13 for the photographer/liberator paying this woman to take off her clothes."
Here’s my response
to the recent American Apparel “Made in Bangladesh” ad - including copious links!
And now, for an announcement:
This weekend is the NYC 2014 Feminist Zine Fest! I am a proud planner and schemer (the Pressure Cooker on our team), and I would love to see y’all out there.
Come out to the James Room (4th Floor, Barnard Hall) at Barnard College on 116th and Broadway between 1-6pm this Saturday, March 1st to trade zines, listen to zinesters read their work, and just be old school rad with us!
And, to pump you up even further, I created a mixtape in partnership with Homoground to get us charged for the fest! Check it out by clicking the picture above or this link right here.
See you Saturday!
I started this project by being inspired by Jamie C. Moore's work. She photographed her daughter who dressed up as five amazing women who made their mark in history. And so, I decided to do the same and make it around women of the arts.
As much as we are surrounded by art in every aspect of our life, the arts I believe doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. From my personal experience at home, the idea of a career in the arts wasn’t a “real” job and was told it would get me nowhere…especially as a women. I wanted to help open up people’s minds and expand the term of what art is. Art isn’t just painting or photography but it can be everything from music to writing to performing. There are tons of unbelievable people in the arts but I chose these eight influential ladies who I feel can empower young girls everywhere.
- Baljit Singh
Beautiful and inspiring.