It’s 2019, I’m in my fourth year at Antioch College and I’m on my fifth co-op in Buenos Aires Argentina working with the mujeres from Mujeres De Artes Tomar.
These women organize to empower women as well as feminine people through art and activism or what they call artivismo. Their mission statement is…
“Somos una ColectivA ArtivistA para el empoderamiento de mujeres y feminidades.
Sentir, pensar, decir, hacer disidente, en rebelde alegría, libertad, autonomía, plenitud, por el ejercicio de nuestros derechos y el goce de nuestras vidas, por una sociedad en equidad y libre de toda violencia.”
Which translates to…
“We are a Collective of Art and Activism for the empowerment of women and feminine people.
Feel, think, say, make dissident, in rebellious joy, freedom, autonomy, fulfillment, for the exercise of our rights and the enjoyment of our lives, for a society in equity and free of all violence.”
This co-op is powerful and connected to divine energy. These mujeres are organizing to make powerful statements and redirect energy dedicated to healing and transformation of the culture of violence towards women and femenine people. March is a major month as it is filled with activities, workshops, and action. Part of my job is to assist with these events as well as participate in hands on learning. The other part of my work here is research and helping identify opportunities for the group to present, perform, and locate funding to continue the important work these women are doing. On a day to day basis change is being made by empowering and healing women and I feel very grateful to be a part of this work.
Photo credit: Mujeres de Artes Tomar – https://www.mujeresdeartestomar.org/galeria_vivas_nos_queremos_ni_una_menos