I have always been a feminist but my voice is quiet and not as loud as others. It often questions rather then accuses and often gets over shadowed by the louder voices, although those louder voices are a source of inspiration, power and respect I often feel like my brand of feminism gets washed out.
I guess I would be considered on the feminine end of the feminist spectrum, I use a certain bright but pastel palette, I use soft fabrics that people often want to touch and I do a lot of hand work which is often referred to as “women’s work”. But “women’s work” has a lot to offer and a lot of power. From days past of weaving spells to present advances in fabrics that can harbor sweat or provide warmth independent of the sun, the presence of fabric as a protector of what can and can not be shown, it has a power.
The lady wrestlers, inspired from the documentary G.L.O.W., The Gorgeous Ladies of Westling, represent a much more aggressive and commanding presence, while maintaining an attention to color and costume. Only recently have I been drawn to skate boards as an artistic medium. I feel like they give me a bit of an edge while also claiming them as my own.
About Sarah Magida:
Sarah Magida (b.1979) is a native of Baltimore City as well as active events planner. She grew up in Baltimore City, but traveled throughout the US and abroad before finishing her B.F.A at The Maryland Institute College of Art in General Fine Arts, Fall 2005 and later an M.A in Publications Design from The University of Baltimore, Spring 2014.
While at MICA she studied painting, installation art and fibers. She is very involved in the Baltimore artistic community, both as an active artist and an events planner. She curious to expand her knowledge concerning craft and creativity. She is fond of nature, patterns, math and typography.