Be accomplished. Don't be a work in progress.

300 USD

15% of proceeds will be donated to Womankind (www.iamwomankind.org), nonprofit dedicated to helping survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma.

SIZE
9"x12"
YEAR 2018
MEDIUM Acrylic ink 
EDITION Original artwork
FRAMED In white

Each artwork was created after having a conversation with a woman about her gendered contradiction. This is part of a series called Defying Dualities. Learn more about the work here: www.takeupspacebybng.com



Be accomplished. Don't be a work in progress.

“Sometimes I even ask myself “Why am I afraid to be honest about what I want?” I think the first step is just voicing it and being vulnerable.

It's the idea of don't be incomplete but don't be on your way. When you're a woman, there's so much expectation. We only want to see the final product, but not the process. When you try, you have to succeed, and anything that's interpreted as a failure or setback becomes a mark on your reputation.

The biggest way to deal with conflicting expectations is remembering to do what's best for you. The hardest part is the first step. Seeing someone else be able to follow their own path becomes the inspiration for the next person to look back and say, hey it's ok, they did it. I can do it too. So not only are you doing it for your own happiness but by leaning into that instinct, you're helping the next girl or woman or man believe that they can follow their own path." –Connie C.