Heroines Quilt VI

This quilt is in honor of girls and their heroines everywhere. 

Every even year, we celebrate Women’s History Month by inviting submissions of girlhood heroines for our 31 Heroines of March project. 

Each day, a new heroine is featured on our blog with an image and short essay. Our goal is to create a virtual Heroines Quilt made up of our contributors’ stories. Here is Phase III of our virtual Heroines Quilt for 2020.  

Thank you to all who submitted this year. And special thanks to Katie Weidmann and Sage Daughtery, who have wrangled everything into a beautiful presentation.

You can scroll through the Quilt in order or select random pictures to reveal the story behind the heroine—the choice is yours, so enjoy and be inspired!

Emmalene Oysti, Quiet Girls. 2019. From l to r: J.K. Rowling, Mother Teresa, Emma Watson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Quiet Girl, Audrey Hepburn, Susan Cain, Rosa Parks, and Misty Copeland.

Artist Statement

Inspired by Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and my previous art series Quiet Girl. Introversion is a type of personality temperament in which there is a preference for solitude and minimally stimulating environments. Only about a third to half of our population are introverts. This piece explores the concept of introversion through connotative terms and features notable female introverts such as J.K. Rowling, Misty Copeland, Audrey Hepburn, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The eight women are supporting my character simply called “Quiet Girl” and helping her embrace her introversion. “Quiet Girl”, is a reflection on myself and how I think and feel as an introvert. While the character is based on my own experience, but also has more universal features; so that the viewer may better understand or even empathize with the subject. The background includes terms that have negative connotations in black and positive terms in color. The purpose of this piece is to help raise awareness of introversion is, and allow female introverts to feel empowered and self-affirmed.

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