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Wangechi Mutu Speaks My Language

How this artist’s work validates my power, and yours

Close up of Mama Ray by Wangechi Mutu at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, Fall of 2021. All photos by author.

I first read about the new exhibit at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco in a glowing review in the San Francisco Chronicle. Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu created works in response to, and conversation with, the mostly white-people art that hangs throughout the beautiful old building erected by prominent San Francisco…




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Patsy Fergusson

Patsy Fergusson

Tree hugger. Tour guide. Top Writer. Feminist. Newly-baptized Bay swimmer. Editor of Fourth Wave.

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