Laurie Toby Edison

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Four Sisters, Forty Years, Four Connected Lives

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say We were both taken with this series of photographs by Nicholas Nixon. In 1975, he was visiting his wife’s family, and he asked her and her three sisters if they would pose for a photograph. The next year at a wedding, he asked them to pose again in the same order. […]

Photomicrography: Beauty We Never See

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Laurie says: I’ve always loved photomicrography images. The best of them are exquisite images of an unseen world that surrounds us. Nikon has a Small World contest every year for the best of these images.  Celebrating its 40th year, the contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. […]

Racecraft: A Must-Read Book

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: Laurie found the book Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life (by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields) through an interview with Barbara Fields conducted by Ta-Nehisi Coates. When she read it, she started exhorting everyone around her to read it, including Debbie. Now, we are both exhorting you […]

Body: My Photograph Juror’s Choice in Budapest Exhibition

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Laurie says: I was delighted when I heard that my photograph Debbie Notkin and Tracy Blackstone from Women En Large was the juror’s choice in Body, an international photography exhibition at the PH1 Gallery in Budapest, curated by Zsolt Bátori.  One of the reasons in that the overall quality of the exhibition is thoughtful and […]

Thanksgiving 2014

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Debbie says: It’s a hard day to write a Thanksgiving post. Our hearts and our thoughts are with the Brown family, the people of Ferguson, and dark-skinned people throughout the United States. Thomas Jefferson said, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”  I’m not […]

Leslie Feinberg: Art in the Teeth of All

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Laurie says: I have tremendous admiration for someone who creates art in spite of everything. And as an artist, especially if they must change their art to adapt to the confines of physical limitations. These photographs from the Screened-In Series were made by Leslie Feinberg, the transgender warrior who died last week. We posted about […]

Mourning a Transgender Warrior on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: Leslie Feinberg died five days ago, of complications of Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses. November 20 (still today on the West Coast of the U.S.) is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. While this somber day is about remembering trans people who have been murdered for being trans, it is […]

Preston Gannaway: Out in the ‘Hood: Teddy Ebony As Young Gay Man

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Laurie says: I first met Preston Gannaway at the National Queer Arts Festival when we both had work in the Bodies, body, bodies exhibition. Then I saw her again when we both had work in LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. I very much admired her photographs in both […]

HAES, Intersectionality, Inclusion, and Bravery

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Debbie says: Jessica Wilson is the most exciting HAES (health at every size) blogger I have come across in a long time. Blogging at My Kitchen Dietitian from my home town of Oakland, California, she identifies herself as a thin woman of color, not the most common description of a size-acceptance-friendly dietitian. She doesn’t mince […]

Some November Links

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Debbie says: I have a really rich collection of links from the end of October: If you were living under a rock somewhere, you might have missed the (shocking! horrible!) news that Renée Zellweger had work done on her face. Jessica Goldstein at Think Progress sums up a sensible feminist reaction, with links to various […]


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