JANUARY 1 2018 – AUGUST 2021
What Does it Mean to Be A Woman encourages meaningful conversation that exposes fuller gender representation—providing a platform for perspectives and experiences to shape our collective future.
The project comprises of an art exhibition with large impactful paintings, video, public engagement through social media channels, and hopefully if funding comes through a few educational events and an art film. The project is approachable and accessible to all, highlighting the wisdom women and the feminine embody beyond limited role models.
Join us as we gaze upon the notion of what it means to be a woman from the perspective of anyone willing to share.
Question – What does it mean to be a woman?
In each video participants share unique and diverse perspectives on the meaning of womanhood, allowing the viewer exposure to new ideas or possibilities about what it means to be a woman.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WOMAN
By Terra Nyssa
Instinctively we are born into this world as nurtures and leaders. We are born in this world as educators, supporters, guides and healers. We are born into this world as feeling, empathetic beings. We hold a special place in our hearts for those who show us beauty, love and strength. We have a desire to emulate that, to find the inspired, and the wisdom in life all around us. But we must also address the challenges, what happens to us along our journey is crucial. Being human is challenging, being a woman human in this modern time is even more challenging. Yet along this journey we stand in the shoes of many women who have come before us, not even knowing it. We as women wouldn’t be who we are without the ancestors who have come before us and made it possible to be who we are now. Through their suffering and celebrations were able to have a voice in so many ways they didn’t. With all its beauty and challenges in this present day, I am inspired by this generation of young women. By the collaborations that are taking place between generations of women. It’s an inspiring time to be a woman! So in some ways it feels like a responsibility as a woman to create platforms and support for all women in solidarity for the human beings on this planet. For those who show up and those who can’t. Depending on where a person comes from, what they have had to endure and and what we are lifted up by, all brings fuel to the story of women today. In collaboration we learn and grow. That’s what it means to be a woman today.
Photo by Renate Putzka of Terra Nyssa
Paintings by Ruth Chase
Ruth engages the community by interviewing women and men about what it means to be a woman. The interviews, and other material submitted by the community informs the work, resulting in large intimate paintings.
If you’re interested in participating, please contact Ruth at RuthChaseFineArt@ymail.com