Artist Sarah-Jane Crowson, who has also created the artwork for our Film & TV podcast, What Goddesses Watch, uses bricolage to explore the space between real and imagined; creating alternative narratives as small acts of resistance.
In this specially commissioned sequence, she imagines conversations in cafés through the medium of bricolage. Feminist thinkers across time and cultures meet, passed figures sipping tea with the living, as their languages and ideas continue to bear fruit . In this way, Zora Neale Hurston speaks to Emily Dickenson, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha has xxx with Audre Lorde and Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay meets Charlotte Brontë.
References & Acknowledgements
Lorraine Hansbury & Sylvia Rivera
Gan, Jessi “Still at the back of the bus”: Sylvia Rivera’s struggle Centro Journal, vol. XIX, núm. 1, 2007, pp. 124-139 The City University of New York New York, Estados Unidos
Lorraine Hansberry Speaks! ‘The Black Revolution and the White Backlash’ (Excerpt) Hansberry speaking on June 15, 1964 at town hall meeting held in New York City on “The Black Revolution and the White Backlash.”. Youtube, Matthew Siegfried. Available at: https://youtu.be/wqxjc7PULJ8
Sylvia Rivera, WMST Fandom, George Mason University, https://wmst.fandom.com/wiki/Sylvia_Rivera.
Carmen Rupe & Ada Lovelace
Lovelace, Ada King. Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers: The Letters of Lord Byron’s Daughter and Her Description of the First Computer (1992) Strawberry Press,..
Smith, G. (1989) Carmen (documentary film)
Thanks to Ankh and Cate Spice for the recommendation and links to Carmen Rupe
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay & Charlotte Bronte
Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre (2008). Oxford University Press
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay from – http://www.delhicraftscouncil.org/new-events/2018/4/2/kamaladevi-chattopadhyay-an-extraordinary-life
Quotation from https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/in-perspective/kamaladevi-how-could-we-forget-908413.html
Audre Lorde and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Cha, T. H. K. (2001). Dictee. Univ of California Press.
Image of Audre Lorde – K. Kendall, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
Lorde, A. (1988). Call. Feminist Studies, 14(3), 449-452.
Anais Nin and Beatrice Medicine
Anais Nin, Seduction of the Minotaur, Nin, A., 1961. Seduction of the Minotaur. Swallow Press. Vancouver
Brayboy, B., Lomawaima, K., & Villegas, M. (2007). The Lives and Work of Beatrice Medicine and Vine Deloria Jr. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 38(3), 231-238.
Gloria Anzaldúa & Mary Wollstonecraft
Anzaldúa, Gloria, and Cherríe Moraga. “This bridge called my back.” New York: Kitchen Table (1981).
Image of Gloria Anzaldúa by Annie F. Valva. https://texlibris.lib.utexas.edu/2019/09/celebrating-the-birth-and-life-of-gloria-anzaldua/
Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Yale University Press, 2014.
Zora Neale Hurston & Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson, “Fame is a bee”, Available at The Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/52139/fame-is-a-bee-1788,
Transcript of video from The Paris Review (2013), Zora Neale Hurston on Zombies, Available at: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013/01/07/zora-neale-hurston-on-zombies/,
Simone Weil and Sappho
Image of Weil from https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/simone-weil-on-the-abolition-of-all-political-parties
Poochigian (2009) Stung with love: poems and fragments of Sappho. Penguin, Random House, London
Anne Spencer and Lille Elbe
Anne Spencer, “Before The Feast Of Shushan”
By Unknown author – Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University , Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10720913
Elbe, L. (2015). Lili: A portrait of the first sex change. Canelo
Lille Elbee – By Unknown author – https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/L0031868.html, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33680473
Simone de Beauvoir and Frida Kahlo
Herrera, H (1989). Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo, Bloomsbury, London.
Interview With Simone de Beauvoir Author(s): Hélène V. Wenzel Source: Yale French Studies , 1986, No. 72, Simone de Beauvoir: Witness to a Century (1986), pp. 5-32 Published by: Yale University Press Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/293022
All other images in public domain.
All bricolage by Sarah-Jane Crowson.
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