TASHAWNA WILLIAMS at VIRTUE – an all female creative exhibit

Meet Tashawna Williams.
She is a studied photographer who agrees that feminine power is a secret weapon. Often under estimated but never predictable. When touching on the ever controversial topic of feminism, Williams believes we should focus on unity and uplifting. Join an experience of female unity and uplifting at VIRTUE on September 13th at Studio 1176.
Find out more about Tashawna Williams in our Q & A below.
What inspires you to create?

“The answer is as simple as this, everyday life inspires me to create.

Being a photographer, I’m constantly capturing moments and what a shame it would be to reflect on those moments and not be inspired to experience bigger and better ones. Life is a beautiful thing and I find daily inspiration in anything from witnessing birds fly to watching the 5pm rush on transit.”
How do you think creative women are perceived in the industry?
“I think we are perceived as passive and soft-spoken. To me that is amusing, simply because women are so powerful and once you combine that with a creative mind becomes a driven woman on a mission.

I think our feminine essence is our secret weapon, we don’t intimidate but we sure will throw people off with our mental and creative capabilities.”

Featured photographer Chantal Rose poses for Tashawna Williams
How do you perceive feminism?
“I feel as though feminism has changed a lot throughout the years. Personally it’s not about proving equality and fighting for our rights but focusing on unity, sisterhood as well as acceptance.

That’s what I’m here for, to uplift and work together with other feminine souls.”

Where do you wish to take your art in the future?

“I want my art to develop and live in galleries amongst my greatest inspirations as well as in the hearts of others, starting a movement soon to come.

 View more of Tashawna’s photography at the links below. She works with film and experiments with various portrait styles.

PORTFOLIO: tashawna-williams.format.com

BLOG: sjw-photography.tumblr.com


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