We cannot educate white women and take them by the hand. Most of us are willing to help but we can’t do the white woman’s homework for her. That’s an energy drain. More times than she cares to remember, Nellie Wong, Asian American feminist writer, has been called by white women wanting a list of Asian American women who can give readings or workshops. We are in danger of being reduced to purveyors of resource lists.
Ji Yeo is an Brooklyn and Seoul based artist who pursued her master’s degree in photography at Rhode Island school of design, as a president’s scholarship and henry wolf scholarship awardee. She graduated at the seoul National University in visual communication design and achieved certification program at the international center of photography in New York. Ji believes beauty is integral to human nature, and people find beauty in the most difficult circumstances, during emotional chaos and disorder, within social taboos and the breaking of such taboos and even in the face of death. Her current works focus on ideas of “beauty” in contemporary culture, specifically in how women in our culture come to define and enforce an ideal of beauty on themselves. She discuss this cultural phenomena through three photographic, performance, and time-based projects.