You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick.
Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).
Dyanne Strongbow ~ Choctaw Painter
Native American Choctaw artist, Dyanne Strongbow, moved from doing commercial art to fine art after ten years developing her skills as a commercial artist working for state agencies in Austin, Texas.
She began using water colors and painting Texas landscapes. As she moved into depicting symbols and culture of the Native American, her work took on shadowy forms and the use of negative space, in delicately brushed colors.