Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl of color, has been in prison without charges against her for 65 days, but her image and name have been kept anonymous by the Department of Children and Families. Today, the first image of Jane associated with her case, created by artist Molly Crabapple, has been shared with an essay demanding #JusticeForJane by activists Reina Gossett and Chase Strangio. Read the full essay.
Kiki Smith - Lilith, 1994 - Bronze, silicon, and glass.
“In medieval Jewish lore, Lilith was Adam’s first wife. When she demanded to be Adam’s equal, she was evicted from the Garden of Eden. Lilith flew away to the demon world, replaced by the more submissive Eve. Smith catches us off guard with Lilith’s pose and placement. Most sculptures receive our gaze passively, but Lilith stares back with piercing brown eyes, ready to pounce.”
my mother told me this story over and over when I was little