It’s Monday, which means it is time for our weekly challenge. This week’s challenge is one I believe we’ve done before. But, there are so many things happening in the world right now that make me want to do another one.

Feminism art! You might be asking why I think that is more important this week?

The true definition of feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights.

National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner Lisa Baird resigned after serving 19 months on the job amid allegations that a former coach engaged in sexual harassment and misconduct. But it wasn’t one incident nor was it one coach.

There have been numerous firings, all within the last six months after allegations of harassment, sexism, coercion and sexual misconduct.

Prior to the shake up in the NWSL, we had major headlines happening in women’s gymnastics.

We have allowed this type of behavior to happen for far too long. We’ve looked the other way. 

This piece speaks volumes about what women have to do every day in this country. It was created by Mf.

I think this piece is so poignant given that women can’t walk to their car alone.

They can’t wear a short skirt or strapless top. And now, I’m realizing they can’t play soccer or compete in gymnastics.

These every day tasks aren’t safe because women aren’t valued or respected. And that has to change!

The timing of the mess in the NWSL is a bit ironic as Saturday was the day of all of the Women’s marches all across the country. There are more than 625 rallies planned in all 50 states with 70,000 people expected to participate nationwide.

This year’s focus was on abortion rights because politicians are eagerly and willingly throwing away precedent to police and politicize our bodies.

So, with all that is going on, let’s celebrate feminism by having a feminism based art challenge. 

Her Blaze artist, Rachel Berkowitz is an incredibly talented artist and photographer who captures this feminism challenge regularly.

Just check out the piece below. She celebrates women in all forms.

She does this through painting and her photography. We are incredibly proud to have her as part of the Her Blaze family and hope to see many amazing submissions this week. 

As Emily Ratajkowski comes forward with allegations against Robin Thicke, let’s show her unconditional support through this art challenge.

Remember, the true definition of feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights.

So, that is what this week’s art should portray.

As Lady Gaga said, “Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put some sunglasses on.”

So, let your light shine.

Share your feminism themed art with Her Blaze and let us show the world that “A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not necessarily make yourself.”

Such an impactful quote by actress Lena Dunham. 

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