Daily Acts Of Feminism: About The Project
It’s exactly what it sounds like. Daily Acts of Feminism is an ongoing photography and multimedia project based in NYC that seeks to explore the world of feminism and to create a space for people to examine and define what feminism means to them, through photography and other art forms. Using various social media websites, periodic exhibits, and publications/zines, we have created a multimedia platform through which contributors can share their “Daily Acts of Feminism”. This is an opportunity for people to express the significance feminism holds for them, how it manifests itself in their daily lives, and the power that can be found in it. A “Daily Act of Feminism” in this context can be anything that is an expression of feminism. It can manifest itself in countless different ways, and can also be perceived in many different ways- what one person might consider a radical feminist act may be a common, daily occurrence for another, and vice versa. Some examples: it can be something you do on a daily basis- like choosing not to shave regardless of the pressure you may feel from society- or choosing to shave on your own terms. It can also be something less common, like participating in a protest or rally. We do not want oversimplify or de-politicize feminism, but we do want to demonstrate that it is diverse and inclusive, and that a powerful act of feminism can come in many different shapes and sizes. We encourage people to reflect on how even a common or seemingly mundane act can be an incredibly powerful assertion of feminism.