Holly Trostle Brigham

Through self-portraits, Holly Trostle Brigham calls attention to the challenges women artists have faced through history, illuminating the legacies of strong women of the past by blending them with her own identity and personal experiences of what it is like to be a woman and an artist today.

Holly Trostle Brigham is a Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts-trained figurative painter who creates mythical allegories of contemporary historical subjects. Her paintings are included in prestigious public collection like the National Portrait Gallery in D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Corcoran Collection in D.C., Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania State University, and Allentown Art Museum.


For more of Holly’s art go to http://www.hollytrostlebrigham.com

Annette Kellermann

Annette Marie Sarah Kellermann (1887-1975) was an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville star, actress and writer. She was one of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing-suit, instead of the then-accepted pantaloons. She was also the first major actress to appear nude in a Hollywood production. Annette was ALSO a lifelong vegetarian and a health advocate. This woman right here was BADASS.



Votes for Women: A Visual History

I hope you voted today and are now kicking back with a beverage of some kind. Votes for Women: A Visual History is an upcoming exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Though it’s not until February 1, 2020 (through June 7, 2020), it will be here before you know it so mark your calendars.


“The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The long road to women’s suffrage, spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, played out very differently from political movements today. In the absence of televised and digital media, the suffragists spread their message through magazines, political cartoons, posters, plays, parades and even through fashion.

This exhibition will examine the visual culture of the suffrage movement, revealing how the “look” of women’s rights developed, drawing upon such wide ranging allegorical and historical figures such as ancient heralds, Columbia, Joan of Arc and Betsy Ross. Votes for Women: A Visual History will include drawings, illustrations, and posters from museums, historical societies and private collections that visualize the complex political messages conveyed by suffragists. Also included will be historic photographs of marches, rallies and the celebrated procession in Washington DC held in March of 1913. Examples of the costumes, clothing, sashes and other emblems of women’s activism worn by suffragists will enliven the presentation, drawing comparisons between the representations and realities of women’s struggle to win the vote.”

Find out more here


The Sexual Politics of Meat

This is an excellent read. One of my favorite books.

The Sexual Politics of Meat

The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory explores a relationship between patriarchal values and meat eating by interweaving the insights of feminism, vegetarianism, animal defense, and literary theory. The New York Times called it “a bible of the vegan community.” This October, a twenty-fifth anniversary edition was published as the book enters the Bloomsbury Revelations series. 

The Sexual Politics of Meat translated