- City, State: San Francisco, CA
- Geographic Location: North America
- Age: 39
I have my bachelors in art history from the University of California at Berkeley, where I focused on contemporary art that explores the problems of transnational or global-scale capitalism. I am also a certified massage therapist and sit on the Board of Directors of Bay Area nonprofit experimental art gallery The LAB.
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I practice the healing arts and offer my services at minimal cost as well as for trade. This allows me to build community through exchange and to see healing transformations happen in the lives of those who really need it and may not otherwise have access to it. I also give freely of my time to local arts organizations in order to foster opportunities for emerging and experimental artists.
I'm passionate about:
institutional critique, massage, feminist philosophy and the rhetorical analysis of the language of gender, yoga
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Featured Community Voice: Michael DeLong
Feminist Michael DeLong attended the Radical Women's National Conference in October 2008. He was interested in their analysis of the connection between capitalism and patriarchy, and how the two intertwine to limit possibilities for women internationally. He found inspiration in the solidarity of women around the world who are addressing these limitations and fighting back.
In 1923, the American Journalist Albert Rhys Williams noted a ubiquitous feature of the Russian urban landscape: the poster. "The visitor to Russia," he wrote, "is struck by the multitudes of posters--in factories and barracks, on walls and rail-way cars, on telegraph poles--everywhere."
Indeed, there were over 3.2 million posters distributed in 1920 alone by Gosizdat, the state publishing house and 7.5 million during the following three years. A Russian woman living in the 1920s and 1930s would have met images of herself--or how she was supposed to be--on almost every street corner. What purpose did this mass propaganda serve? What do these posters tell us about the changing role of the Soviet woman?
Women hold a record number of powerful positions in Mexico's Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). One such high-ranking woman is Comandanta Esther, seen to the left in a mural painting. Like all those involved in the Zapatista struggle, she obscures her face with a mask.
The Zapatistas take their name from Emiliano Zapata, a leader of Mexico's 1910 revolution. Based in the southern, farming state of Chiapas, their cause is to control the land on which they live, and preserve their traditional, indigenous way of life.
On March 8, 2001, on International Women's Day, Comandanta Esther issued an invitation to women across Mexico to join in the struggle. The voices and experiences of Zapatista women are heard through the words of Comandanta Esther.