WHM Metamorphoses of Woman – Part Two
March 21 @ 5:00 pm
The “Women’s HERstory Month” committee is so excited to have assembled another incredible month of inspiring stories and performances to celebrate Women’s History Month. For the 2021 WHM theme, we decided “Iron Butterflies” would be the inspiration for all shows. This was the symbol used by the Suffragists to show determination and strength. We realized it lent itself as a perfect metaphor to exemplify what we have all experienced in the year 2020. The quarantining, similar to the cocoon; then reinvention and regrowth, such as the transformation of the chrysalis to caterpillar; to vaccination and ultimate survival – the triumphant butterfly!
Join us for a night of poetry and song featuring The Chrysalides, a group of young women ranging in age from 13 to 22.
The Iron Butterfly! What a powerful image: the woman as fearless fighter for a cause; as defender of her rights–and everyone else’s; as protectress of the home and family from the scourges of vice, gambling and drunkenness; the conscience of society, demanding that power be tamed by justice, and the law be impartial and blind to every difference, including gender. But also ambition-driven competitor; independent striver for equality with her ex-Boss; inconveniently effective fact-finder; mistress of the last word…the list is endless. Come listen to poems focused on Herself, from every point of view and with more than one ax to grind!
Arkida Saiwai, Brooke Lawton, Sabrina Marte, Catherine Melnick, Ava Roy Arsenault, Jessie Rosenthal, Clodagh Bartholomew