Feminist Art Scholars During the Trump Administration
For self-proclaimed social justice artist Sanna Legan, winning the U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts award was more than just an honor, it was a call to action. Although wary of accepting given the current administration, Legan ultimately decided to use her platform for good stating that her art is “nothing if not shared.” To Legan, coming face to face with President Trump at the White House reminded her of the importance of art in activism. Her art covers topics often glossed over- such as eating disorders and the pressure to stay silent after sexual assault. Legan hopes that her work can connect with her viewers and inspire change throughout society.
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