Artist and activist Kimothy Joy’s That's What She Said is a gorgeous illustrated volume blending watercolor and short biography to showcase the contributions of more than 50 influential female leaders whose words and actions are a passionate call to arms. Committed to the empowerment of women and girls, Joy studied the biographies of brave women throughout history—those who persisted in the face of daunting circumstances—to learn from their experiences. Turning to art, she channeled her feelings to the canvas, bringing these strong women to life in bold watercolor portraits surrounded by inspirational handlettered quotes. With each creation, Joy found catharsis and hope.
In That’s What She Said, Joy has gathered her illustrations and quotes and paired them with illuminating biographies of her subjects to inspire women of all ages, races, and backgrounds. The book honors a powerful and diverse group of women—from Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Virginia Woolf, to Sojourner Truth, Malala Yousafzai, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—role models whose words and insights remind us that we must never give up the fight for a more just and equitable society.
Reclaiming the cultural barb "that’s what she said," this stunning book celebrates strong female leadership throughout history and empowers current and future generations to find their voices and inspire change in their communities.
1:30–3:00 p.m. Portraiture workshop (ages 12–adult) led by Kimothy Joy in the C3 Studio. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring an image of someone who inspires them and to think in advance of their wise words. Tickets are $15 and priced separately from the talk. Space is limited.