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Olivia Sterling Depicts Modern Racial Issues in Bright Colors

On the anniversary of the opening day of Olivia Sterling’s exhibition Yowl, we’re celebrating this important artist! 

Olivia is a British artist known for her hard-hitting messages delivered in a colorful, picture-book style. As a Black woman, she uses her art to address issues of race in the UK. Another signature element of her style is something you might not see right away; little letters ‘B’ and ‘W’, to symbolize the labeling and compartmentalizing of people of different skin tones that she observes. read more.

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Meet Courageous Iranian Women in Soheila Sokhanvari’s Exhibit

Globally, the fight for women’s rights is still happening. This can be seen in the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States this past summer and the subsequent protests that occurred after it. 

The current protests in Iran are in response to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She was killed by Iran’s morality police because she was not wearing the hijab to government standards.read more.

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Niki de Saint Phalle Protests the Patriarchy

Happy birthday, Niki de Saint Phalle! Today we’re celebrating this French-American artist. 

Niki de Saint Phalle is a sculptor, painter, filmmaker and illustrator. She is best known for her sculptures, which combine whimsical and colorful appearances with serious subject matter. In the words of FF2 contributor Jessica Bond, “The whimsical nature of Saint Phalle’s work added an essential component to her art.read more.

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“Faith Ringgold: American People” Next Stop? San Francisco!

You can’t necessarily change what’s going on, no, but I can say what I think about it. I’m free to do that. And I will.

As a Black woman living in the USA, learning about my history is something that has been heavily contested. The narrative that I have learned about my ancestors is often seen as whitewashed and trauma-filled, focusing on the handful of accomplishments we have made or the trauma we have endured (and the trauma we still going through) through the remnants of slavery.… read more.

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Marilyn Stafford Inspires Young Photographers to Speak Their Truth

“I think of myself as a storyteller, speaking through the lens of my camera. I have always endeavored to find a way to bring awareness to the public eye, to tell stories that are socially relevant and to create change for the better.”

Photography is an art form that allows us to engage with a reality we may only have heard of in stories.read more.

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Celebrating the Prolific Legacy of Maya Angelou

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Maya Angelou, a pioneering author, poet, filmmaker and civil rights activist! Maya was incredibly prolific in demonstrating her talent and passion, leaving her mark across the art world in almost every medium. 

Throughout her acclaimed career, Maya often made history.read more.

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