A weekend filled with Monacos, polaroids, and girl POWER.
Fifty artists submitted work to Galerie Sakura in the heart of The Marais for an exposition to put female superheroes at center stage. While some works were a bit morbid, others were thought-provoking, and others still were inspiring. We strolled by on the warm but cloudy Saturday afternoon, meeting with a french girl who had recently moved to Paris to study.
It felt right. Three friends reuniting in Paris, one starting her life in Europe as an au pair, another continuing her journey as an English teacher in Spain, and yet another (me), in the constant struggle to figure out a way to make Paris a reality. We all have hopes and we all have goals, and we're just in Europe trying to figure it all out.
But this expo wasn't all about giving women powers. It was a mélange of icons and role models celebrating the power our idols have, whether they wear a cape or not. There were works that suggested that even though our superheroes are important, they are real too: they have weaknesses, they sometimes drink too much, get into less than Disney-princess respectable situations, but that's life. Especially in the world we are in right now (not to turn this political), it's important to celebrate the power we have as women to influence and choose our own paths. That's exactly what this expo aimed to do: inspire women to use their own super powers (sans cape, unfortunately), but remind them that they are real, too.
We discussed the works of art, life in Paris, and languages, with Monacos in hand, on a terrace along the Champs-Élysées. Like true parisiennes.