I started this series because I recognized my own ignorance in [not] recognizing the accomplishments of women of colors in our society after watching Hidden Figures (2016), despite the fact that I would proudly call myself a feminist. At that point, I realized there needed to be more self-education regarding intersectionality of feminism. I picked Laverne Cox and why that piece is so special to me because of the intersection of her identities: black, trans, female feminist, and using her art as a platform to advocates for the trans community.
Quan Phan is an international student from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He recieved a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is pursuing a graduate degree in Adult and Higher Education, Student Affairs emphasis. Quan is passionate about multiple social justice issues such as sexism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, etc. He wants to raise awareness and generate dialogues surrounding these issues through his arts. For the month of March – Woman’s History Month, he is releasing a painting per day for 31 days to empower women from different races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and backgrounds as well as to celebrate their contributions to society, specifically the human rights movement. He is selling prints of his work for charity.