Pink Progression

On Saturday I attended the opening of Pink Progression at the Denver Public Library's Vida Ellison Gallery. Organizer and artist Anna Kaye invited me to contribute a poem to this three-part exhibition. The show commemorates the global Women's March on January 21, 2017. Here are some of my favorite pieces in the show, which is on display until June 29.

 Lauri Lynnxe Murphy -  A Fine Mess  - Macro Digital Photography 

Lauri Lynnxe Murphy - A Fine Mess - Macro Digital Photography 

 Margaret Kasahara -  Notation  series - Multimedia and Anna Kaye -  Rosa woodsii  - Watercolor on Paper

Margaret Kasahara - Notation series - Multimedia and Anna Kaye - Rosa woodsii - Watercolor on Paper

My poem titled Lesson, No Less is projected on a screen along with poems by other local writers. Our words are bound in a collection titled Words Resist and Persist, which is for sale. Proceeds from book sales go to nine local nonprofits that support and empower women. 

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I was grateful for the chance to have an intentional, quiet moment to contribute to this ongoing global dialogue. Regardless of one's politics, I hope we can continue crafting a world where all women are treated as allies and not assistants. Cofounders and not conquests.