Our Anthem

We release the safety of a select, bounded circle around our creative lives
to open what is precious and valuable to us for engagement and expansion
We release the injustice of a woman’s “duty”
to claim the agency which sustains our creative wellbeing
We release the stricture that we must measure ourselves or be measured to determine our personal, creative worth
to make room for the belief that our creative work matters and freely shared will manifest a unique narrative and vision
We release the need for permission, hesitation, and deliberation
to publicly embrace and claim who we are and what we do as creative women without explanation or further delay
We release the assumption that there is only one destination for distinguished arts and letters
to paint a new world where our room is the waves



“Hold and Release” by Kipp Crutchfield and Kristi Crutchfield Cox