Saturday, July 20, 2013

Content to be the muses to men?




“…women’s creativity has also been absent because of women’s subordination and the denial of her value. Rather than creating ourselves, we’ve often been content to be the muses to men, making their creativity possible. Sometimes when we have created, we’ve not used the mother tongue of our own soul but parroted patriarchal though, turning out reframed versions of what we’d heard it saying…when we have spoken in our true creative voices, we frequently have been neglected, obscured, or overlooked.” ~Sue Monk Kidd

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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