The Doubt Project
My series “Doubt” came from a recognition that women are not safe. The paintings are of women who are ambiguously captured in a moment. I recognized how common the theme of “Doubt“ is prevalent in the lives of women in the world: Doubt they are being treated poorly, doubt they know how to help themselves, doubt they can leave a situation, doubt is deeply rooted and pulls people back into situations that are not healthy. Doubt holds women who are in precarious situations. I am sourcing my own past, family history, and narratives from numerous women I know and support. While there are privileges of being a woman in Canada, we need to continue to instill safety for all woman. There are intersections between being a woman as well as being a woman of colour.
Providing a space for people to speak openly and to allow multiple voices to be invited into the discussion are major factors on my work. I invited writers to respond to the work. The writers range from poets to academic writers as well includes allies, women of a variety of backgrounds and trans writers from across Canada. This aspect involves a focus on accessibility for people to share their perspectives through my personal platform to publish, curate and encourage social engagement practices. This series is incredibly relevant to the unstable ground that women stand on socially, regionally and politically. It is a world social issue.