@yasmine.diaz: “What I’ve learned or realized [through my art practice] is that right now, my feminism is often inconvenient, even for other feminist activists. It’s an especially tricky time for women of Muslim heritage to speak out about patriarchal oppression or violence within our own communities. When women do speak out, their stories are often used to fuel Islamaphobic fire or called out for promoting anti-Muslim bigotry. I’ve seen this happen and I myself have been silenced several times when sharing my own story.” Don’t miss @feministcrush’s #crushworthy convo with #feministcrush and #visualartist Yasmine Diaz. Tune in to #iTunes (Link in bio.) RN!
We’re celebrating #feministcrush @yasmine.diaz’s ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, a rad series of #collage and mixed media works on paper.
Inspired by the 3 months Yasmine spent in Yemen when she was 15, the series reconstructs fragmented memories with imagery collected from magazines, books, personal archives, and online research.
According to Yasmine, having only known the streets of Chicago, the experience of traveling to Yemen was a surreal contrast of the worlds she was still trying to make sense of.
These are just 3 images from ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, but you can check out the whole collection HERE: www.yasminediaz.com.
And if you want the inside scoop behind the series, tune in to #iTunes RN (Link in bio!) and listen to Yasmine’s #crushworthy convo with @feministcrush!
Every Friday we pick women-owned businesses to highlight on our page AND feature women artists we love on our IG Story. Last week was @yasmine.diaz ❤️ Watch our story to see who this week's 'Artist We Love' is!