Meet Zoe Nicholson, a passionate author, activist and speaker who gave the NMWA blog its snappy new name! It just so happens that she is a member of the museum, but she also belongs to the ERA Roundtable, NOW, and the Veteran Feminists of America. She has owned and operated her own bookstore, joined in a 37 day fast for the Equal Rights Amendment, and has published her memoirs. Naturally, we think Zoe should speak to her feelings about women’s art herself:
“No one could be more excited than me about winning the NMWA Blog contest. I am a member of the museum, but more importantly, I love women’s art. I speak in schools and organizations about women’s rights and I begin the talk about women and the arts. I talk about the Louvre, the Musee D’Orsay and the shocking absence of women’s work.
“I grieve. I grieve for all the women who could not afford oil and canvas. I grieve for all the women whose passion called them to paint with what they could get; natural vegetable dye on perishable surfaces. I grieve for all the women who wanted to paint but had no time. I grieve for all the female leaders whose ethics disqualify them from national American politics and cannot amass the money required to run a campaign. I grieve for all the women who long for justice.”
Zoe has written about NMWA in the past – head over to her blog, Online With Zoe and see!