City of Women

"I can’t imagine how I might have conceived of myself and my possibili­ties if, in my formative years, I had moved through a city where most things were named after women and many or most of the monuments were of powerful, successful, honored women."

From City of Women by Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit's reimagined subway map of NYC is an important work. It asks us to look inward at our own city and (re)consider the women who are often missing from the narrative, the spaces and places of significance, the businesses that support women, that are run by women, that uphold feminist values, that were and that are.

Melissa Shaddick