Dog Ball, Sarah Kreiger
Sarah Kreiger was born on Haystack Mountain in Appalachia. As a kid, she went fishing and swimming in Lake Habeeb now and then. But she was an indoor cat, so she spent most of her time inside watching TV, reading, and making things with paper and string and glue.
At school, no one ever talked about art or music or culture, because these are secular things that only lead to trouble. Mostly everyone prayed all the time and talked about what’s wrong with the world.
Now Sarah lives in Rochester, NY. She has a little place called Down North that she shares with her roommate, a half-bear half-poet who loves to dance and drink good gin.
(The aforementioned bear-poet is me, by the way.)
Guerilla Girls’ poster from 2005 based off of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’ Grande Odalisque
These women are the superheroes of the art world. When one of the original members came to speak at my college, her speech and explanation of what the Guerilla Girls do opened my eyes to the treatment of women in the art world, and women in the world at large. I realized that I had been a feminist all along, and that the negative things I’d heard about feminists were lies and exaggerations made by people too afraid that a change might disrupt their comfortable social hierarchy.
What the Guerilla Girls have to say:
We’re a bunch of anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks. We have produced posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film and the culture at large. We use humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny.