Challenging Sexualisation and Objectification of Women and Girls in the Media
This collage piece of art was created by a group of young women who wanted to challenge the sexualisation and objectification of women and girls in the media, as part of our #SelfEsteemandSelfCompassion group that took place in 2015.
Artist: Anonymous (created during the first Ms Mizizi Course August 2015)
Description: The concept of a female warrior is very powerful, it taps into an archetype that has a long legacy of female leadership in the fight to overcome adversity. Women have led many movements within society, great ancient examples are seen within the african community, particularly in communities where women were valued as equal. Tapping into this archetype, creating women warrior masks enables young women/ people to play around with the role, to try it out so to speak, combining this with techniques such as creative visualisation can be hugely powerful when young people are struggling with confidence, assertiveness or self assurance, it can also be massively motivating in terms of pushing goals, and can give people a brief glimpse into the kind of bravery that people had to endure in order to achieve social justice.
Both Art and Humour are very useful in terms of coping strategies. Excessive fear, worry and stress can impact the body negatively, burning the body out over time, leaving physical and mental exhaustion and depleted inner resilience. This worry woman warrior was created to capture the impact of worrying on the mind, body and spirit, and to highlight the humorous side of experiencing too many worries, because often those that worry excessively fail to see their own ability, which is usually immense. So take this worry woman warrior with you, or create your own, and banish the worries, the fears, put on your warrior and go out there ready to face and overcome your fears.
If you create your own, feel free to share it with us @UniVersalR00ts for a RT.