"A group of rural women farmers from six different countries in West Africa (issued) a declaration about wanting to own land," she said. "The land is only able to be held by men."
Ekundayo also curated "Yansan: 100 Years of Womyn's Struggle, Ceremony and Sword," an exhibition by women of color to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. The exhibit will hang through March 29 at the Sellars Project Space in Denver's Berkeley Highland neighborhood.
The title of the show — a name for a powerful female deity of the Yoruba tradition — was chosen to convey the idea of self-actualization for women in modern society, she said.
"It is representative of the victories we have had, and our capacity to continue to craft our own image, our own beauty, and also to talk about the challenges we still face in the world," she said.
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