Soldaderas were military women during the Mexican Revolution. Their roles ranged from commanding officers, to fighters, and caretakers. They fought many battles on and off the battleground. This piece is inspired by the public and private battles all women face every single day.
Yoko is amazing.
Yoko’s art is thought-provoking. Her non-traditional approach to all of her projects are inspiring and refreshing. She is an outspoken feminist. A savvy businesswoman. Yoko has been an outspoken activist for peace and love for over 50 years.
I think the world of John Lennon, and he thought the world of Yoko. Therefore she has my love and respect. She did so much for John. She healed so much of his pain and fostered so much of his growth.
Over the years she has been misunderstood by many people, but through it all she has remained incredibly strong and always classy. Thank you Yoko!
Fun fact: In Japanese the name Yoko Ono means “Ocean Child.”
This is my vision of Paul McCartney’s “Sweet Loretta Martin.” Loretta is the quintessential 1970’s woman. Her signature scent is Charlie with a hint of tobacco. Her 1974 Trans Am is Buccaneer Red, and it’s no accident that her trademark lipstick is almost the exact same sinister shade . She’ll crush your heart much like the cigarette under her heal. She aspires only to destroy the patriarchy and sip the best bourbon. Loretta’s Momma will just have to keep waiting; Loretta cares only for the open road.
I am incredibly proud of this work. Inspired by John’s white Yoko t-shirt, the lyrics to “Across the Universe,” and inspiring women who unapologetically embrace themselves every single day.