The features today are inspired by the wonderful image from NumandisArt entitled A Woman’s Worth
With the image comes a poem, extolling the virtues of women, and the poem ends with the lines…
“HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,
IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.”
So, the features today are a reminder of the strengths that we posses, even in dire and extreme circumstances.
I apologise to all our writers that all the features are art this week. There were so many strong and powerful images that I had chosen twelve before I had realised. Next week I will choose twelve writers. Promise!!
a woman’s worth… by © NumandisArt
Melancholy by © Marlies Odenhal
Alice! Is that you!! In Da Bronx!!?? is self explanatory. Like all of her other work is is brimful with symbolism. It exudes life, love, disaster, renewal. I simply love it.
Alice! Is dat you!! In Da Bronx!!?? by © helene ruiz
Got Doubt by Anji Johnston explores the substance of doubt. It captured me, because we all doubt ourselves at times, and here, Anji made me feel that we do in fact have a choice to embrace the positives or the negatives. We are the mistress of our own destiny. I love it.
Got Doubt? by © Anji Johnston
Frankfurt Underground by © Marlies Odehnal
The powerful image by Selkie entitled Dumb is another moving and strong image from her “Deaf, Dumb and Blind” series. This one is so powerful, and together with the others in the series, reminds us of the pain involved in not speaking out, not seeing and not hearing or understanding. Foe Selkie, this was, I think, a personal series, based on her experiences, but is stood out for me as an analogy for all the feminists who have found the strength and courage not to become deaf, blind or dumb about their own situations.
Dumb by © Selkie
And she sold home remedy medicine at the market
by madworld is a wonderful image of an older woman, with all her life experience shining through. Again, a great example of the indomitable spirit of so many women. I love it.
by Tatum Wulff In all Tatum’s travel photos we catch the most intimate glimpses of the lives of women in societies where life is hard. The women show a strength and depth that makes us want want to celebrate their courage.
Mother’s Love – Varanasi by © by © Tatum Wulff (image no longer on Redbubble)
by Geraldine (Gezza) Maddrell is a great image, full of hope and determination. In Geraldine’s words, “There is something deep inside that longs to just surrender, let the struggle and self consciousness go”
I think we can all relate to that. A beautiful image.
Surrender by © Geraldine (Gezza) Maddrell
by Ming Myaskovsky is an image of a woman that seems to express femininity and also determination. It expresses beauty, hope, vulnerability and strength. I love it.
Kasumi by © Ming Myaskovsky