I hope you can join me as I will be presenting my work on Childfree: Conversations About Choice, Circumstance, and Ambivalence,a panel at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall on THURS Dec. 5 | 6-8 PM
Jane Addams-Hull Houses 800 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL
+Carrie Ruckel, moderator and filmmaker, creator of the short film “This is not a feminist theory about motherhood”
+Nannette Banks, Reverend and coordinator at McCormick Theological Seminary
+Gloria Bowman, writer and author of Human Slices, a love story about the choice to be childfree
+Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, Asst. Prof. in Gender & Women’s Studies at UIC and editor of Laboring Positions: Black Women, Mothering and the Academy (2013).
+Miriam Schaer, artist and professor at Columbia College, recent work includes Baby (Not) on Board: The Last Prejudice?
+Edra Soto, artist and creator of The Franklin exhibit space
I will be in Wyoming next week for my exhibition Baby (not) on Board at Western Wyoming Community College, in Rock Springs. I’ll be working with students and others in the community. It’s going to be really exciting to see this new work up in one space-for the first time! And, there has been some interest in the local press
A new portfolio of photographic work, The Presence of Their Absence: The Portraits will be added to my website soon. Building on Baby (Not) On Board: The Final Prejudice? hyper-realistic dolls and mannequins were baby dresses and rompers embroidered with critical quotes said to women with out children, that seem to criticize their own existence.
What’s Your Baby? is on view at the Fountains Foundation 916, 916 S Wabash, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL, through the end of the summer. There is a box for those who wish to share ‘their baby’: their dreams and desires. For those not in Chicago, please submit your ‘baby’ here.
I’ve started new blog, What’s Your Baby? Visitors are invited to share their ‘baby’ : their passion, dream. Part of What’s Your Baby?, an installation that will be at The Fountains Foundation 916 that will be up soon! Please stop by and share your passion!
Baby (Not) On Board was listed as one of the top 12 posts in 2012, on Why No Kids? Top 12 of 2012 Virtual Davis asks about what is up for the future: stay tuned! I am starting to research traditional proverbs about childlessness, and childless women, so please send them along as you find them to firstname.lastname@example.org