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The Sweet Feminist: Public Art at the LINE

March 8, 2020, 8:00am - April 12, 2020, 5:00pm


Say it with sugar: Becca Rea-Holloway is The Sweet Feminist, and in continuation of the LINE’s public art program, her work is taking over the facade of our 110-year-old church for the entirety of Women’s Month.

Becca and Brothers And Sisters Pastry Chef Pichet Ong teamed up to create a cake decorated in tribute to Black suffragette Ida B. Wells, the image of which will be on view at the LINE DC throughout the month of March.

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was a prominent journalist, activist, and co-founder of the NAACP. Her work helped to shed light on the violence perpetrated against Black Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries. She advocated for women’s rights, including suffrage, and confronted white suffragists on their refusal to include Black women in their efforts. I chose to highlight Ida’s words for this project during Women’s History Month because she’s an incredible example of a woman that both recorded and shaped history. I love this quote because it pushes us to pay attention and stay engaged.” – Becca Rea-Holloway