Reimagining What Monuments Can Be

Cornelia Channing, The CUT: New York Magazine, May 3, 2021

Ebony G. Patterson, visual artist and educator.

When I think of staying power, I think of the labor of women — the work and commitment made by women for their communities, the labor and care that happens in the in-betweens, that never gets noticed but nourishes a community so it can grow and flourish. These monuments are places we can come to pay homage and to acknowledge the labor of women in response to violence. Through this labor, these women enact promise.