Summer 2018

art + writing by: Diana Zipeto, Shannon Flaherty, Jacqueline Doyle, Claudia Lundahl, Natalia Conte, Christina Bartson, Maureen Ott, Dayna Patterson, stephanie roberts, Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Isabella Marie Garcia, Angelique Zobitz, Susanna Lang

letter from the editor

Alexandria Petrassi

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Alexandria Petrassi

Dear Readers of So to Speak,

Welcome to yet another fantastic online issue, featuring visual art, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that emphasizes a particular intersection. The pieces in this issue all represent a unique voice in feminism, and they share perspectives on everything from plural marriages in Mormonism, to disordered eating and self-image distortion, to new twists on myth and historical anecdote. The voices in this issue are interested in …

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art

Shannon Flaherty

Woman: Undefined

Woman: Undefined

Shannon Flaherty

Artist’s Statement

Woman: Undefined is a collection of abstract, multimedia pieces endeavoring to deconstruct womanhood as a particular shape or role and represent it as the essence of a person. The work centres around intersectional feminism, nature and human form.

 

 

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Diana Zipeto

In The Folds

In The Folds

Diana Zipeto

Artist’s Statement

My still life portraits investigate issues of women’s empowerment and changing identity. Starting with paper photographs of women, I fold, tear, and crumple the images to give them a new 3rd dimension, communicating both disruption and resilience. I make large paintings of the fragile paper constructions to fix transitional moments in a solid form.

As an American female raised in the 1980s and 90s, I …

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