The Art and The Feminism is a sub-series of Feminist Fridays where I share art with you that has somehow inspired or evoked my feminism. I show the artistic inspiration with you, write from my experience viewing or engaging with it, and then ask for your thoughts. This month we are looking at an abstract horizon by Yangyang Pan.
It can be very difficult to remain content in a position you don’t like. You may dream about new places, new opportunities, and whatever else may be beyond on the horizon that promises more happiness, more satisfaction or more fulfillment. While the horizon might be filled with more color and intrigue, it is still important to accept where you are currently. What “color” are you living in now? I know you are on your way to bigger, brighter futures. I trust you are really going places where you will be fulfilled and successful. But stop and pause today to take in your surroundings and ask yourself: How can I be my best self in the place where I am at right now?
The beautiful thing about feminism is that it does not always directly relate to a social justice issue or theory. Feminism is a way of living with your mind and heart open to what’s true, healthy, and loving. It is just as much about seeing a message like this in a piece of art as it is seeing a need for justice in a societal problem.