Sex Goblet by Ariel Fintushel
May27

Sex Goblet by Ariel Fintushel

  “Sex Goblet” by Ariel Fintushel                                                                                                                                [enshrining myself] wherever i look there’s another island [flying] skin keys into me, push me over / into the sound the maiden snaps + is gone   key into me myself, darkly reconcile green after a singe / the chorus feed us to each other love is a...

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Amber by D Davidsohn
May27

Amber by D Davidsohn

  “Amber” by D Davidsohn     ____________________   D Davidsohn’s Artist Statement: I have hired various female models to propel my creativity and paintings, women who need pay, respect, monies, survival, and to be appreciated for who they are. I have taken photos of them inspiring their creative selves, for they can create for photos and be their best selves. Occasionally, we create thematic...

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Blackberries by Tina Carey
May27

Blackberries by Tina Carey

  “Blackberries” by Tina Carey   In the delivery room. I           land on the smell of my mother                     embraced by strangers she only woke from her dead emotions            for me                in june when we searched for ripe blackberries.                 she              glowed at the site of the blackish fruit.        she                          awed at the perfectly shaped bush.    she...

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Dance With Me by Kate Register
Mar25

Dance With Me by Kate Register

  “Dance With Me” by Kate Register   What does my art mean to me: It means freedom. An expression of the soul that keeps me growing and in awe of this magical life.   Kate Register’s Artist Statement: Dancing represents the moment we let go of our mind and feel our way intuitively with the music. No words and no rules. We are connected with each other and we are connected to nature; as soon as we...

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“Pu Yi, The Last Manchu” by Guliz Mutlu
Mar25

“Pu Yi, The Last Manchu” by Guliz Mutlu

  “Pu Yi, The Last Manchu” by Guliz Mutlu     What is my deepest need: One day, I will draw the shape of a heart.   Guliz Mutlu’s Artist Statement: “…so happy that all the flowers in my heart burst into full blossom.” Pu Yi, The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China My artwork is my photography on the Importance of World Peace. Because one of the...

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Letter to AROHO Sisters
Mar25

Letter to AROHO Sisters

Dear AROHO Sisters Some years ago, we wrote that AROHO was a Beacon, a Map, and a Destination. This has come to be. Despite the unthinkable becoming reality year after year, AROHO has remained a source of hope, a path through the forest, and a homecoming for an ever-expanding circle of women. Even more remarkable, this has come to be with an investment of resources (human, spiritual, and monetary) that is sustainable. We find...

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Reserve Your Space
Mar12

Reserve Your Space

Summer Camp $150 August 8 through 12, 10am – 1pm ET   Global Summer Camp Reserve List Name First Last Email* Leave us a noteCommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left...

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Letter For Those Who Were Unable to Attend by Bhanu Kapil

  January 11th, 2022   Dear writer-artist-maker-weaver-sculptor:   Hi. This is Bhanu. I tried to make a small video message for you, as an after-gift or invitation, feeling that (yes) sometimes it’s not possible to attend. To arrive. To travel or be there. Something stops the day, or else: work, family duties, the time zone itself. This is the body.   I tried to make a video, but it turns out that I...

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Waves by Kimberly Williams
Jan23

Waves by Kimberly Williams

  “Waves” by Kimberly Williams     Kimberly Williams’ Artist Statement: The ocean and nature is wild and unpredictable, like life. I painted this to remind myself that you can’t control this force. The sea can be rough, choppy, biting, full of predators. But, also calm, warm, glowing, and welcoming.

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A New Year’s Blessing

May we meet on the horizon where water meets light, wandering. Bodies rooted and reaching. Steady in, steady out. All mouths and hands wondering. Our hearts our rooms, side by side, open wide. Each moment here is our sacred blessing.   Q: If you were to write your own blessing for sister creatives what would it be? What if you conceived of a blessing for your own creative work?*Responses will be curated and may be shared with...

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Haiku with Reflection on 2021 Global Sisterhood Camp by Bhanu Kapil
Dec17

Haiku with Reflection on 2021 Global Sisterhood Camp by Bhanu Kapil

  Haiku with Reflection on 2021 Global Sisterhood Camp by Bhanu Kapil   Place the photograph* In the stainless steel sink. Light a match.   *I’m thinking of the last question we held: “What is the lineage of an image?”  Is there a way that art-making or writing practice is a way of stepping out of toxic lineage, as much as it is a braiding or weaving of water and light?  Perhaps what I really want to...

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For Bhanu Kapil on behalf of AROHO by Karina Puente
Dec17

For Bhanu Kapil on behalf of AROHO by Karina Puente

  For Bhanu Kapil on behalf of AROHO by Karina Puente   Dear Creative Sisters, The golden light between us becomes a rainbow when we give the sun a drink of water in the morning. Thank you, Bhanu, for showing us how to invite illumination into our practice. Thank you for guiding us in citing the Source. Below is a visual treat and gift for you, Bhanu. To inspire prisms of art and letters. — Karina...

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One Moment by Sylvan Adams
Nov19

One Moment by Sylvan Adams

  “One Moment” by Sylvan Adams     Sylvan Adams Artist Statement: My photography reflects the musings, discoveries, and revelations that come to me from observing the eternal interaction of light and dark, both inside and outside of ourselves. They are about contrast, balance, and the dynamics of relationship; light and dark is the visual and psychological metaphor.  ...

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Dussehra by Saranya Francis
Nov19

Dussehra by Saranya Francis

  Dussehra by Saranya Francis A festival inviting women to come sing, dance, and pray, wishing each other well and exchanging small gifts.     Saranya Francis Artist Statement: Saranya Francis is a multilingual poet penning poems in English, Hindi, and Tamil. She is a social activist, freelance life skills, language trainer, and diversity consultant. During the pandemic, Saranya hosted a virtual global gathering of...

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Where I Come From by Vinita Agrawal
Oct03

Where I Come From by Vinita Agrawal

  “Where I Come From” by Vinita Agrawal I come from the sands where words sprout like cacti when girls are born. I come from ochre, autumn-hued earth baked dry under a fierce sun. Where grit and wind needle the eyes Where storms compel women to live inside tombs of veils. I come from a place where dusk turns into a seductress at night lying velvety warm on bohemian linen charpoys. I come from the land famous for...

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Mahishasur Mardini by Manideepa Banerjee
Oct03

Mahishasur Mardini by Manideepa Banerjee

  “Mahishasur Mardini” by Manideepa Banerjee In response to The Q: who am I as a creative woman?     Manideepa Banerjee’s Artist Statement: I am a person of mixed heritage belonging to the nation – India. I enjoy making replicas of famous paintings and deciphering ancient languages from old manuscripts. I am a self-made woman and I appreciate individuality and uniqueness in every aspect of life....

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The Moon by Summer Cole
Oct03

The Moon by Summer Cole

  “The Moon” by Summer Cole What does my art/writing mean to me: It means that I can bring to life the things that are in my heart and mind, I can actually see, taste, or touch the things I have imagined.     Summer Cole’s Artist Statement: I am a Native American artist, that creates healing remedies, does beadwork, painting, whittling, dye work, jewelry, Clay sculpting, and embroidery. As a creative...

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37th Floor by Mimi Dobelle
Oct03

37th Floor by Mimi Dobelle

  “37th Floor” by Mimi Dobelle In sum this work is about: This painted collage is a portrait of myself waiting for a guest to visit me in my old apartment. I lived at this address for two years during which time I experienced waves of loneliness and connection.     Mimi Dobelle’s Artist Statement: My work is a reflection of my self-gaze. My art tends to be figurative with an emphasis on...

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Mask and What I Have Learned by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
Sep10

Mask and What I Have Learned by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

  “Mask” by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa     “What I Have Learned” by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa   I have learned some things. I may want to write everyday but many days my creativity takes another route. During these past Covid months, I have been doing handwork; fiber arts projects pieces done in knitting, crocheting and embroidery, what used to be called women’s crafts. I created something for all...

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My Room by Barbara Presnell
Sep10

My Room by Barbara Presnell

  “My Room” by Barbara Presnell     In sum this work is about: The place where I have space that is mine and only mine, where words and pictures come, where thoughts are past and future, right and left, north and south, up and down, clockwise and counterclockwise. My pup and my pencil guide me.   ____________________ Barbara Presnell’s Artist Statement: I call myself an artist with a big A,...

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