Definition of a weed: a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants
Definition of a Nasty Woman: a wild woman growing where she is not wanted and in competition with cultivated women
This current project exploration began the second I was born and declared a female. However, began to truly culminate the summer of 2016 when I started to journal the sexist experiences I encountered on a daily basis, as well as the ones that sprang to the forefront of my mind when considering my childhood. These all too clarifying moments in my life have recently been partnered with images of weeds. Slightly unfocused ones at that. I often contemplate the plight of a feminist and what this means for me and who I am. I am also always thinking about how society has laid out a thick layer of concrete over the women's liberation movement declaring, "We gave you rights! What more could you want?!" And I want so much more, so I squeeze through the concrete and emerge as a weed.
An organized rendering to these thoughts will emerge in writing as this progresses.