Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT September 24th 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined for this session!

For this session we close read “Investigation of Poverty at the Russell Sage Foundation” by Alice Neel, posted below.

Our prompt for this session was: “Write about being judged or having to explain yourself.

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Investigation of Poverty at the Russell Sage Foundation, Alice Neel, 1933

2 thoughts on “Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT September 24th 2021

  1. Write about being judged~~~

    Do not judge me, lest you be judged.

    I am witness to the atrocities committed in the world today.
    Those in power using their authority to step upon the freedoms of others.
    Those who have no concern that there are children who go to bed hungry.
    Those who find their shouts for freedom and justice fall upon deaf ears,
    their clenched fists are cast in the shadows.

    I will shout loudly when I see all this about me.
    I will ignore those side glances cast in my direction.
    For in my heart, justice for all is more than a collection of words.
    Rather, it is the ground rule for all those who live in this, supposedly, civilized world.


  2. Vera Kalitzkus

    At the centre of attention

    How does she cope? She’s wearing black! Does she need to make a statement?
    Poor thing, so exhausted… How will she go on living?

    But here I am – big RED!!!
    grief-stricken, furious, desperate
    and very much alive!

    Oh, how I hate that saying :: In stiller Trauer :: in silent grief ::
    Not even depicting the smallest portion of what’s going on…

    but helps them to distance themselves
    …. and not being disturbed too much


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