process art

One winter break years ago, my artist aunt signed us up for a dress-up competition at the local Equestrian show. We were called The Bucking Clown Act (you can decide why). As usual, my aunt went all in. There was far more doing than buying, so we created many things to complete our vibrant outfits …

Sound It Out Promotes Mental Health for Middle Schoolers with New Music

When your child can’t find the words, help them find the lyrics. The Sound It Out campaign helps parents and caregivers have meaningful conversations about emotional wellbeing with their middle schoolers. Created by the Ad Council, in partnership with Pivotal Ventures and a coalition of organizations, Sound It Out paired kids and their families with musical …

Your Teenager’s Exhausted And They Need You To Understand Why

“I could be a morning person if morning started around noon.” ~ said every teenager, everywhere. Anyone who’s ever tried to wake a snoozing teenager knows it’s best to let sleeping teenagers lie. Unfortunately, early school times have us waking our teens at the equivalent of 4 a.m. in adult circadian rhythm time. Not only …

15 Children’s Books for Women’s Equality Day

In 1971, U.S. House Representative Bella Abzug presented a bill designating August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. The day was chosen to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920, to the United States Constitution and women winning the right to vote. It is important to note that many women of color …

Tamika Love Jones' believes in the power of music

Music has the power to heal. It can tell stories that reach an audience the way the words can’t. Tamika Love Jones is a firm believer in this theory. Jones is a singer/songwriter from Washington, D.C. Growing up, she could always sing. Yet, it wasn’t until her classmates and teachers encouraged her that Jones decided …

Ten Quotes by Women Authors for National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month. To celebrate, here are ten quotes from female authors about wellness. Wellness should be about treating your body and mind with the care it deserves. Life is stressful and complicated, but that doesn’t mean we need to neglect ourselves while dealing with responsibilities. Ten Quotes by Women Authors for National …

Her Flag Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

When visual artist Marilyn Artus realized 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, she knew something both extraordinary and large-scale needed to happen. From the mind of this self-proclaimed “suffrage era nerd” came Her Flag, a nationwide art and travel project that celebrates women winning the right to vote and recognizes the 72-year …

Elisabet Ney museum

We all have an artist inside that lives to break boundaries and redefine the rules of society. Adhering to this calling is precisely what Elisabet Ney did. Ney was a sculptor who constantly challenged her role as a woman. As an artist in the 19th and early 20th centuries, her viewpoints were revolutionary. Although Ney …

Scarlett Baily

Scarlett Baily is a Mexican-American visual artist who draws inspiration from her hometown of El Paso, Texas. Her grandmother’s wild cactus-covered backyard is a place where she has always felt safe. The stars above Texas, the border landscape, and past exchanges with her family are the memories she incorporates into her work. For Baily, painting …

Direct Link Between Women, Murals, and Positive Community Change

The first murals were in caves. The first paints were pigments from the earth. Early humans painted pictures of animals, hunts and illustrated the community experience of dancing around fires. They documented what happened while also capturing dreams for the future. Their wall arts were their stories, a practice today’s murals carry on thousands of …