"Female Saints" is a series exploring the iconography, mystical phenomena, and extraordinary narratives of female saints. Each female saint's story is unique, and many read more like gruesome fairy tales rather than glorious stories of martyrdom. My vision for “Female Saints” is to modernize their stories for a contemporary audience and open a discussion of these brave women’s contribution to early feminism. Their dedication to their faith cost them dearly; many were politically persecuted, disowned by their families, imprisoned, barbarically tortured, publicly humiliated, sent to brothels, sentenced to death or lived out their lives in poverty. Unfortunately, we still witness similar oppression against women of all faiths and lifestyles today that seem archaic, not in line with the modern sophistication and the equality society purports.
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