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Herstory’s thoughts: I think this is fascinating and it brings me back to when I was a kid and how I viewed the world. I know I would’ve drawn a scientist that resembled someone like Einstein, with crazy white hair… You know, the mad scientist.
To me it often comes back to the quote by Marian Wright Edelman, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” & this class trip purposefully gave these kids an opportunity to see something that isn’t represented in the media as being normal, even if it is.
It’s exactly what I’m trying to do with my photographs and interviews, I’m trying to show people examples of women that have gone before them and done something different, despite what was going against them.
Bishop Victoria is a good example of somebody who really went against the grain. She studied theology for years, despite knowing that women were not ordained in Canada at the time. But she knew it was her calling and that she would become a priest somehow, somewhere. And she did. She became the first woman in Canada to be ordained, and the fifth in the world.