“Tireless Optimism In The Face Of Endless Revision” reflects the process of an endless struggle for equality. With each gain made with gender roles shifting, inequality persists. We face a never- ending set of obstacles through systematic gender oppression which remain largely unchallenged within the framework of capitalism. There is still massive structural and institutional barriers which disproportionately negatively affect women, queer people, and people of color. Survival requires us to constantly balance our anger and frustration while finding space for hope and optimism. It’s a continued struggle requiring organizing and movement building. Efforts to simply reform specific aspects of our society have been unsuccessful at shifting fundamental power imbalances that exist along intersections of class, race, and gender lines. Radical feminism calls for restructuring our society so that it can become fundamentally anti-sexist.
Created December of 2013. Collage #308. Collage of linoleum block prints, woodblock prints, spray paint, coffee and ink staining, and handwritten history notes from my 103 year old cousin Fannie Simonowsky. 22.5” x 30.”