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'Our Panchayat, Our Contribution,' a poster by Search, Rajya Sansadhan Kendra in Haryana. A panchayat is a village council.

Friday, July 11, 2008 3:10 PM

All of us have seen a political poster past its time: peeling off a wall in tatters, or peeking out from underneath another poster of the next big thing.  Posters are, by their very nature, a throwaway form of art and communication.  But, when it comes to posters produced by and for India's women, one group wants to ensure these messages are not forgotten.

María Elena Moyano.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 9:59 PM

Featured Community Voice: María María Acha Visual artist María María Acha  is taking the issue of gender equality to the streets of Mexico. Through visual biographies of remarkable women who have worked for gender equality, she aims to rescue, inform and sensitize people to the history of women's work in the world.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:13 PM

Incognito series presents Cambodian women as attractive, rich and complex--they are, at the same time, both extremely global and unmistakably local. It seeks to portray the Asian woman as something very different from an exotic and subjected object.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:16 PM

In Our Own Words shows how pervasive domestic violence is today; it crosses age, race, economic and ethnic borders. Each face on this wall could be a mother, a sister, a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, an aunt, a grandmother, step-daughter and step-mother. She could be your friend, your co-worker, a classmate, the woman behind the desk as well as the woman in front of the counter. Most incidents go unreported. Many women think that if they stay they can change their partner's behavior. They stay for their children. They stay for their parents. They stay because they are afraid to leave. My message: Lean in and listen to their voices.

Detail Portrait Falling Out All Over Installation

Saturday, March 13, 2010 5:43 AM

I am obese. I believe very strongly that my attempts to control my size throughout my life has brought me to this shape. I have suffered every eating disorder known to man--and some that are only now being classified as such. Years of dieting and following external rules around my food intake has created such havoc in my life that it is taking me even more time to unravel the mess it has left in my brain and on my self esteem.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:22 PM

This three-dimensional fused, slumped glass sculpture was inspired by the mist-shrouded mountains of the Japanese Alps. Portraying a solid, formidable structure like a mountain in something so delicate and fragile as glass was a challenge, as was my wish to transform a rigid piece of glass into a flowing object.

The ability of glass to be shaped without breaking serves here as a metaphor for women's potential to overcome the proverbial "glass ceiling" and achieve their goals in creative ways.


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