Washington Is Not A Black Feminist Artist Essay
“That we would have a venue and if no one gave us a venue we pulled our money together, we made a venue, we rented a venue, and we stole a venue so we could show our art, and our art was about being black women, married, unmarried, gay, straight you know, bisexual, whatever, transgendered. We wanted to make some art and we wanted our art to stand up against any man, black, white or green, out there, to have the same opportunities. And if nobody was going to give it to us we were going to give it to ourselves, caused we owed ourselves that, we deserved it and we did it.”
Washington points out, defining yourself as a black feminist artist today depends on your message of who you are. It does not matter whether your concerns with equal rights, injustice or abortion rights, you create the art in spite of how people feel.
Seneferu wondered why she had not taken on the term feminist and questions her reservations of…