Fierce Females and Icons of Protection:
A Feminist Artist and Activist Reflects on her Journey
through Sculpture and Multi-Media Installations


In this fascinating and fast-paced 25-minute talk, artist Linda Stein discusses how her art and activism serves as a “bridge” between two take-no-prisoners poets who died in 2012: Jayne Cortez and Adrienne Rich. With more than one hundred videos and still images, Linda Stein’s lecture was first performed at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan on Feb 17, 2017, and follows the publication of the artist’s ten-thousand-word essay included in Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich, And The Feminist Superhero: Voice, Vision, Politics And Performance In U.S. Contemporary Women’s Poetics published in 2016 by Lexington Books, edited by Laura Hinton with art by Linda Stein. Using her pantheon of pop culture and religious icons from fantasy and reality, Stein shows how her visual/visceral art melds with the poets’ powerful words to forcefully address sexual abuse, bullying and bigotry.