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Sometimes It’s Hard to be a Woman // Heather Marie Scholl on Fashion, Feminism & Domestic Violence

© Heather Marie Scholl

“A woman is not a potted plant
her roots bound
to the confines
of her house…”

“A Woman Is Not A Potted Plant” by Alice Walker

We all have stories. What does it mean to be a woman? Sometimes it’s beautiful, engaging, and wondrous. Sometimes it’s violent, traumatic, and oppressive. Hobby Lobby wants to rule out birth control. A young woman was stabbed for eschewing a prom date because she already had a boyfriend. #yestoallwomen surges through social media after a tragedy where women — and men, too — were brutally murdered because of oppressive thoughts brought down on women. Heather Marie Scholl conjures a poignant and powerful commentary on what it means to be a woman by sharing stories.

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