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Unformatted text preview: • Women have creative guilt because not taking care of others External barriers • Lack of role models • Financial access • Social support Internal barriers • Selfish v self. Focused • Perfectionism • Express more doubt about ability and criticize themselves more • Ambivalence • “Go against the grain” Virginia Woolf/Alice Walker • Woolf: how is a society telling woman to act? Fictional narrator talking about the role of women in literature, what is written about women doesn’t match women’s experiences o Relationship between economics and independence o 1929 makes US think about responsibilities • Walker: o How did African women keep creativity when they did event hold own selves? o Holds space for “our mother’s garden”? o *Guilty o When people go oppressed, where does creativity go? Who does she think she is? • Tensions between motherhood and creativity...
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