Jane Evershed's Poems Essay

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Jane Evershed is one of those people that has the ability to speak through her artwork. This is a wonderful skill to have, as a picture is worth a thousand words. She speaks most openly to women, those who may or may not have endured the discrimination, oppression, sexual assault, and abuse from loved ones or society itself. Society makes it harder for women to accept themselves as they are. They come in all shapes and sizes, ethnicities and backgrounds, religions and sexualities. Evershed realizes this, and uses her personal struggles and the ongoing struggles of women everywhere to get a message across: women are beautiful, powerful, and strong. This is why there have been many women to join together and promote feminism; to stand proud…show more content…
The lines, “Your drop of hope/Coupled with mine” is a good way to say that change will not happen unless everyone bands together and works toward a common goal. The feminist movement is a clear example of this. Women in time began to realise that in order to transform society they would need to ban together and form their own organizations. They campaigned upon a whole range of issues from property rights and divorce to equal pay. Increasingly, women recognised that campaigning was limited whilst women could not make their voices heard directly. As one entity fighting for their rights, women would eventually earn the right to vote. To finish off the poem, “...Makes a fountain of touches/Truly divine” is the perfect summation of the feminist movement, and can be applied to the fight against racism, homosexims, violence, and more. It is incredible to think that a simple touch, physically or emotionally, has the power to shape the world. The poem tells me that with my hope, your hope, and the hope of all women put together, anything is possible. We come from different backgrounds, color, genders, and religions; yet we are touching the lives of each other as well as the lives of those around us. To reiterate the final line of the poem, standing up with one another and working towards a common goal, regardless of the potential consequences, is “Truly
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