She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Our Daily Armor: Woman as Warrior in Contemporary Art and Adornment

When: Opening Reception Nov 13th, 6 to 9pm, exhibit open Nov 13th-Dec 6th
Where: Twilight Gallery, 4306 SW Alaska Street

From the event website: History and mythology abounds with tales of warriors. Men who acted as servants to powerful ideals, through fierce bravery in battle, either lived to celebrate and fight again, or lost their life in the field and gained special favor for their valor and sacrifice in the after-life. Lesser known are histories and mythologies of powerful female warriors, although women have fought in battles throughout the ages, and do still.

Being a warrior is commonly viewed through the lens of it’s impact on what it means to be male, in so much that to be male inherently comes with an expectation of being warrior-like. While less frequently acknowledged or explored, being a female inherently requires women to also be warrior-like, though on their own terms.

The opening reception will feature performances by Seattle based choreographer, Maya Soto, at 7:30 and 8:30pm.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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