Don't be too bossy. Don't be a follower.

300 USD

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

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.

Don't be too bossy. Don't be a follower.

“As a woman it's even harder to be a leader that people want to follow because so many of my peers would say, "You're going to join Jenn's team, but just to warn you, she's super intense and she has high expectations." Okay, one I do have high expectations and that's never going to change. But instead of telling people that I'm intense and they shouldn't piss me off, why don't you tell them it's an opportunity to work on a high-performing team where we deliver the best work that the agency does. How many times are guys described as intense?

The other thing is building communities of support. Whether it's an informal group like bitches get shit done or a super large group like LadiesGetPaid. These organized ways of supporting each other and encouraging woman to invest in themselves are important." –Jenn U.