Sophie Argetsinger: “A Way to Understand and Hold onto the World”

Artist name: Sophie Argetsinger Featured Work 1: “Protector No. 5: The Wild” Sophie Argetsinger‘s drawings and illustrations are graceful, poignant and full of life. She conveys mysterious, novel, playful and somber narratives with great detail and sensitivity. She illustrated the wonderful zine, “OMG I’M GAY,” a collaboration between Autostraddle and Everyone is Gay. Her recent series of “Protectors” addresses…

Nargis Naqvi and MY Voice Canada: “Let’s All Work Together to Give Youth a Voice.”

Artist name: Nargis Naqvi and MY Voice Canada Featured Work 1: MY Voice YouTube promo video MY Voice Canada is a non-profit media initiative founded by Nargis Naqvi, which  provides Muslim youth with empowering opportunities for self-expression in written, visual, video, performance and multi-media formats. This largely youth-run organization strives to create a safe, supportive and innovative space for Muslim…

Una: “The Thing That Helps Propel Me Forward Through My Life”

Artist name: Una Featured Work 1: Becoming/Unbecoming Becoming/Unbecoming is the incredible illustrated narrative of one individual’s life as a girl and woman who experiences abuse, misogyny, wonder and growth. The book-length comic is interlaced with meticulous, poignant illustrations as well as deeply personal and lucid reflections on the painful and beautiful experience of surviving and evolving. Featured Works Slideshow:…

Smrita Jain: “A Beautiful, Indispensable Obsession”

Artist name: Smrita Jain Featured Work 1: “Creating Durga’s Head Close Up” Smrita Jain is a multi-media artist, designer, photographer, author, public speaker and university professor. Her works include designs with rich palettes and interlocking symbols and photographs documenting traditional idol making. She also shares reflections on her personal history and on violence against women and undertakes a…

Ross Hendrick: “I’ve always Found it easier to Express Myself through my Artwork”

Artist name: Ross Hendrick Featured Work 1: “Escape” Ross Hendrick’s paintings, comics, and animations offer the viewer and reader a range of experiences; their mood can be thoughtful, conversational, surreal, funny, disturbing, woeful, refreshing, honest, and somber. We get to see familiar cartoons re-imagined and political figures and social topics caricatured and meet new characters navigating the…

Dan Goldman: “Art is Choice”

Artist name: Dan Goldman Featured Work 1: Cover of Priya’s Mirror Dan Goldman is a gifted artist, designer, and writer who creates comics and graphic novels, such as Priya’s Mirror, pictured above, screenplays, and video games. In Priya’s Mirror, the second story in the Priya’s Shakti series, he again lends his deft hand to illustrate a heroic tale…

Bolajoko: “Break Your Mouth Open and Speak Freedom”

Artist name: Bolajoko Featured Work 1: In her multi-media WitchDoctorPoet project, Bolajoko weaves together feminine power, the magic of words, and her identity as a “daughter of the Diaspora.” The result is a collection of evolving, moving, healing, exploratory, and expressive poems, creative works, and rituals. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is art to…

LOUDM♀UTH: “Keep Kicking Ass, Ladies!”

Artist name: LOUDM♀UTH Magazine Featured Work 1: LOUDM♀UTH Volume 1 LOUDM♀UTH Magazine is a creative publication that shares and explores the work of diverse female artists that is also run by female artists. They produce vivid and thoughtful content with a focus on empowering and celebrating women artists, both in print and online. 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is…

Callie Garp: “We Are All Constantly Growing and Changing”

Artist name: Callie Garp Featured Work 1: As well as executing beautiful drawings and illustrations with delicate lines, intuitive color choices, and self-affirming and bold phrases, Callie Garp runs both the Fabulously Feminist Magazine and design shop, dedicated to social and eco justice. Since her work often includes text and literally speaks for itself, I won’t spend too long…

Karen Francis: “Freedom”

Writer name: Karen Francis Featured Work 1: Distracted By the Past? Daunted By the Future? Find Your Present In South Africa, article on Huffington Post We are excited this week to feature the beautiful written work of Karen Francis. From pieces ranging from a nourishing journey through South Africa (linked above), to Life Lessons From ‘Game of Thrones’:…

Lana Lambert: “A Gratifying Way of Communicating”

Artist name: Lana Lambert Featured Work 1: Farm People Lana Lambert has an incredible ability to create an engaging snapshot of vibrant, unique characters.  Lana Lambert’s words on her well-clad menagerie (of which there are many more): “The project culminated as an entertainment of mine to create characters out of the farm animals I grew…

WRDSMTH: “I Think You Should Create What You Feel”

Artist name: WRDSMTH Featured Work 1: WRDSMTH speaks for himself by leaving a variety of engaging, encouraging, and personal statements in public places.  They entertain, compliment, and challenge the viewer to live fully. The typewriter image that sometimes accompanies the words along with the typewriter font lend a thoughtful, vintage vibe to this street art phenomenon. …