I'm not attracted to that person. I wanted to show him, this is me and this is my body, I'm all grown up. More beautiful and more sexy than that day. And what he can nvr do is, nvr ever fucking touch my body. As I was a child once,weak and naive,who thot monsters only live under the bed but NOW I'm stronger than ever and I'll slice him apart if he dare to put one step towards me. That's what I wanted to show him when I entered the room, bold and voluptuous, he didn't and can nvr break me
The Dinner Party – Judy Chicago
During my visit to New York City in 2019, I had the honour of visiting museums, galleries and exhibitions that I had fantasised about for years. An unexpected bonus was stumbling across a Lubaina Himid installation on the Highline. My only disappointment was being unable to visit Judy Chicago’s permanent installation The Dinner Party. It is my ambition to view this feminist collaboration and I fear that I may never get the chance to do so. I have, however, found some solace in researching this fascinating composition.
There is so much to admire in this piece of work. It features 39 place settings on a triangular table. Each setting represents a powerful woman from history (Judychicago.com, 2019). The names stretch back beyond the Roman Empire and include fabulous mythical Goddesses. Ishtar, Goddess of love and war has a place setting alongside Kali, Goddess of death (Klein, n.d.). More recent place settings are dedicated physicians, suffragettes, composers, writers and artists. I was particularly excited to see the names of Virginia Woolf and Susan B Anthony. There are a further 999 gold inscribed names within the porcelain floor tiles (Klein, n.d.). They represent ambitious women who were largely unacknowledged for their achievements (Klein, n.d.).
Notwithstanding the intriguing artistic composition, I would love to be a guest at that dinner party, encountering these women and discussing their lives. I imagine that there would be magnificent conversation woven into heated arguments, humour, laughter and political debate. I wonder who would be friends at the end of the night?
The feminist installation was made to challenge the continuing underrepresentation of women artists (Springer, Jones and Chicago, 1999). I am fascinated by the strong reactions that it has provoked among critics and laypeople. Perhaps one of the most contentious aspects of the table settings is the plates. Their purpose is to represent the uprising of women throughout history and their presentation becomes increasingly more three-dimensional as they progress through time (Springer, Jones and Chicago, 1999). At a glance, the plates feature delicate floral and butterfly shapes, but further scrutiny reveals vulvas. The three-dimensional ones are beautifully crafted and intricate. They have been the subject of much debate, outrage and humour(Springer, Jones and Chicago, 1999).
Feminist critics have deliberated that Woolf and O’Keefe in particular, would most likely be offended by the vulvas. Both were keen to disassociate themselves from public speculation about sexual meanings and identity in their work. Chicago attempted to donate The Dinner Party to the University of Columbia, but the vulvas led to it being rejected because her work depicted “3D ceramic pornography” (Klein, n.d.). It is galling that female genitalia provokes such revulsion and it certainly reinforces the magnitude of feminist art projects.
The Dinner Party comprises many elements that I find captivating: its pivotal role in feminist art history; the Heritage Panels where I could pour over the historical achievements of women; the hidden meanings; the names from history. However, what I would most like to see, is the meticulous detail of the beautiful artwork which is featured. The embroidery embellishes the place settings and looks complex and intricate. I would like to admire the textures, colours, shapes and lines of the sophisticated stitching and gain inspiration for my hobby. I want to read the Goldwork place names and inspect the embroidered motifs for each woman being honoured. I would love to compare and contrast the features of each setting and unpick the identities and achievements symbolised in thread, ceramics and paint.
My scrutiny of The Dinner Party has merely fuelled my desire to see it. It continues to be an ambition of mine and I remain hopeful that one day I can potter for hours, admiring the embroidery and ceramics, and speculating about the magnificent women showcased.
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Think like a QUEEN. A Queen is never afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to Greatness. - Oprah Winfrey.
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Thank you for spending the last week with us, sharing, learning and amplifying the experiences of some Incredible Humans and inspiring women in our Collective. These stories are just a small glimpse and not nearly a reflection of the entirety or diversity of our collective Asian voice. But, we are so happy these resonated with you — this series will continue and we are excited to share more voices with you. If you feel encouraged to continue your learning and indulge your curiosity for ways to support the AAPI community, we put together a non-exhaustive list of some accounts, books, and resources that are supporting and uplifting the Asian diaspora. Please take some time to give them a follow and if you have any others you’d like to share, comment below. Thank you for helping us rally together, in support of the @yarrowsociety . We’ll be making our donation today and with your help, we’ve raised enough to buy groceries delivered to 20 of our elderly in Chinatown and the DTES — we couldn’t have done it without you. Please stay kind and stay safe out there. Let’s continue to lead with open hearts and open minds, and most importantly look out for one another. We’re in this together, and together we’re limitless. ✨ #ocinlimitless #AAPI #asianlivesmatter #noplaceforhate #powerfulwomen (at EARTH) https://www.instagram.com/p/CNImdKXMKkf/?igshid=1jh880xo7giei
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Light up Ladies!🔆
1. Barfi! • Dir. Anurag Basu (2012)
2. Parched •Dir. Leena Yadav (2015)
3. What people will say • Dir. Iram Haq (2017)
4&5. Padmaavat • Dir. Sanjay Leela Bhansali (2018)
6. Bulbbul • Dir. Anvita Dutt Guptan (2020)
7. Chokher Bali • Dir. Rituparno Ghosh (2003)
8. Bajirao Mastani • Dir. Sanjay Leela Bhansali (2015)
9. Rockstar • Dir. Imtiaz Ali (2011)
10. Noukadubi • Dir. Rituparno Ghosh (2010)
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When the talent speaks for itself. A Queen should never be without her crown. #braids #braidedcrown #braidsinfinity #royalty #queendom #powerfulwomen #power #imageoftheday #turnheads #strikeapose #regal #beautiful #intricate #takenotice #skilled #artwork #legacy #africandiaspora #history #culture #design @intlilovebraidsdayblc https://www.instagram.com/p/CNCuoh9HeN-/?igshid=113rmwraj2lc5
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1800 Womxn Owned Businesses and their children Saved in Africa during the pandemic. Michelle Klassen (“MK”) Merrigan began her career in humanitarian aid, working frequently in the developing world. For the past decade, MK led the development of advanced energy solutions that meet the mission of US military, security, and peacekeeping forces operating beyond secure supply lines. Opening up new markets with creative capital, this work quickly led to border security in support of national security interests; economic development efforts through small business models at the last kilometer; and in developing regions and markets.
For the rest of the month, we’re celebrating powerful Asian women, shedding light on the diversity of the Asian experience through their voices and their perspectives. Our first Incredible Human is Natasha Jung — founder of @coldteacollective (an online publication covering stories for and by Asian millennials) and a Chinese-Canadian we admire. Swipe to read her words and check out our Magazine for the full Q+A. ✨For every share and save of our Incredible Humans series this week, we’ll be donating $0.10 to Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice ✨ #ocinlimitless #asianlivesmatter #powerfulwomen (at Vancouver, British Columbia) https://www.instagram.com/p/CM0GkmTBiGD/?igshid=6k5r84jl8fn7
When we were thinking about what we could do to support our AAPI community right now, ways to amplify Asian voices, share real and lived knowledge and insight, and encourage collective action were top of the list. Our Incredible Humans series is in support of @yarrowsociety — a non-profit organization in our city that supports Asian immigrant youth and low-income seniors in Chinatown and the Downtown East side. We asked Katie Chan, one of the Board members of Yarrow, to share with us the work they do and the vision that drives their purpose. Swipe to read the Q+A and check out our Magazine on OCIN.CO for the full feature. ✨For every share and save of our Incredible Humans series this week, we’ll be donating $0.10 to Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice ✨ #ocinlimitless #asianlivesmatter #powerfulwomen (at Vancouver, British Columbia) https://www.instagram.com/p/CMxo0laMo7X/?igshid=1be6ps3ocbhc5
I can’t get REAL results at home…biggest MYTH I’ve ever heard. ✖️
If you’ve ever thought this before, I’m calling you out today! But guess what? I’m also calling myself out, because I used to think this too.
I even tried hiring a personal trainer. That cost $$$$ and I didn’t get any different results!!
The reality is…you could literally workout on a deserted island with nothing but your bodyweight and get MASSIVE results. It’s not about the size of the gym, the fancy equipment, or the style of workout.
It’s about the EFFORT.
It’s about the MINDSET.
Sure, having workouts that are FUN and make you enjoy moving your body makes it a lot easier to show up and get results, but in the end…your results are up to YOU.
Share this message today if it resonated with you! 💪
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