“Throughout my twenties, I lived and worked in the United States, India and France, before settling in Germany. Each new country has revealed a new dimension of womanhood and has given me some small, subjective insight into what it means to be female across different societies.”
In my homeland of Brazil, known as Plastic Surgery Capital of the World, one of the worst things one can be – besides old, disabled and black – is fat. Worse still is being a fat woman. And perhaps even worse than that is being told so (nicely) by other women, when image matters so much in this society.
“I believe that it is not enough to simply sympathize with these women. We must take action. Voices that echo with passion and determination are the key to ending these rights violations.”
Good art inspires us to feel while moving us to think. Melora Kuhn’s The Drawing Room at Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig is good art.
We’ve often been told we don’t have the “right” weight, skin color, or feminine qualities. It’s important to arm ourselves with information and self-love, and support each other, as a first step in fighting for gender equality. #BeBoldForChange
This is probably the closest we’ll ever get to these people’s daily lives.