It’s been a fun Womens’ History month at SVA library. We had the Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon where we gathered to learn how to edit Wikipedia and diversify its content to include more women in the arts. We also started an Instagram campaign to feature women who inspired our staff members. We talked riot grrrl music, modernist lesbian lit, and manga body horror. Fun stuff. Check it out at @svalibrary. And because women creators are omnipresent yet persistently underrepresented, we are continuing the campaign beyond the dedicated month.
In the vein of continuing to focus on women creators, we’d like to point out some new titles in the collection:
A Brazilian writer whose experimental writing is just now getting a lot of attention in the literary world.
Photographer Aguilar is known for her portraits of the lesbian and queer communities in Los Angeles.
The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen
A writer from the Harlem Renaissance whose perspective on the art movement is not often told.
A contemporary Mexican writer who people say is creating the future of fiction.
Photographer Muholi takes portraits of queer women in Africa in order to destigmatize their existence.
Nikki Giovanni is a celebrated poet who began publishing in the 1960s.
Chicana Storyteller Sandra Cisneros writes narratives about family and culture.