Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, a saying that captures the state of the feminist movement in America today. Feminist history is not accessible to those who do not seek it out, is not mainstream, or even universally appreciated by many Americans. How can a decades long movement advocating for over half of the American public still be an underground movement today?
My project, Framing Feminism aims to create a visual timeline of American Feminist History through imagery, creating a personal, colorful, and humanized view of the past 100 years fight for equality and justice. The images bring life to the movements that most people imagine are far away from themselves. This book shows that the past issues of feminism are not so far away from where we are today as well as the very personal issues affecting people we know and love today. Jumping from past to present, showing images through others, and juxtaposing powerful feminist writing with media both public and personal, this book aims to contextualize American Feminist history through the movements, women, and voices who are often forgotten and placing feminism in the forefront of our minds as we continue to progress as a nation. Feminism is our history and feminism must be our future.