Eves The Behavior's Heroines

Eves The Behavior's Heroines

LAST WEEK, HANNAH KARYDAS, AKA EVES THE BEHAVIOR, DEBUTED HER FEMALE EMPOWERMENT TRACK "GIRLS" THAT WAS LESS AN ANTHEM, AND MORE A CLEAR-CUT STATEMENT: "I REFUSE TO BE CALLED BY A NAME THAT KEEPS DRAGGING ME DOWN." HERE, THE SINGER DETAILS AND DRAWS THE WOMEN WHO HAVE INSPIRED HER OWN WORK

LAST WEEK, HANNAH KARYDAS, AKA EVES THE BEHAVIOR, DEBUTED HER FEMALE EMPOWERMENT TRACK "GIRLS" THAT WAS LESS AN ANTHEM, AND MORE A CLEAR-CUT STATEMENT: "I REFUSE TO BE CALLED BY A NAME THAT KEEPS DRAGGING ME DOWN." HERE, THE SINGER DETAILS AND DRAWS THE WOMEN WHO HAVE INSPIRED HER OWN WORK

Text: HANNAH KARYDAS

It’s very simple really. I've drawn female figures that have in some way made a mark on who I am, and how I perceive femininity. It’s not a list of the most important female figures in the history of the world because otherwise I'd be drawing for years. Instead, I picked ones that have crossed paths with me at some point, and made quite an impact on me personally. I’m still drawing. Next on my list are Joni Mitchell and Patti Smith, but at the moment here are some short explanations of my choices so far:

Joan Didion

Member number one of the holy trinity that I call the “Joan Trifecta,” three Joans that have been very significant guiding lights in my oft-stumbled path of female empowerment. Joan Didion's essay "On Self-Respect" changed my life when I read it as a 19-year-old, changed how I thought I could act, how to be a woman and have respect for myself.

Joan of Arc

Member number two of the trifecta. I think I first properly considered her when I heard the lyrics of Leonard Cohen's “Last Year's Man”: “I met a lady, she was playing with her soldiers in the dark/ oh one by one she had to tell them/ that her name was Joan of Arc.”

(Member number three of the Trinity is Joni Mitchell, birth name Joan.)

Ruby Bridges

Well, I suppose Ruby Bridges struck me so hard because she was a gust of wind, a wild display of strength in pint size. The purest kind of beacon for both gender and racial injustice.

Malala Yousafzai

Living proof of unwavering resolve. Utterly flooring.

Yevdokiya Zavaliy

World War II heroine. Fought for and won lifelong respect as a female military commander.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson has made so many ears perk up to the true definition of feminism. It’s bizarre that someone needed to re-say it, but feminism is meant to be inviting, and its meant to be about men, too. She is a figure very much needed in a society that only really listens to the 1%.

EMMA WATSON  ART (THROUGHOUT) BY HANNAH KARYDAS

JOAN DIDION

JOAN OF ARC

MALALA YOUSAFZAI

RUBY BRIDGES

YEVDOKIYA ZAVALIY

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