Yesterday saw the release of Four Winds Literary Magazine's Taking Back Tiger Lily, Issue #3, Strong Women Edition. I am really honored to have my poem and artwork included with so many other amazing responses to their call for submissions. The work that the Editor (Mistylynn Shipman Ellingburg) and her team did to assemble and publish this online edition was incredible, and the work itself is so strong. Follow this link to see my poem, "Tiger Lily Says No." #TigerLily #poetr
Guess who arrived in the mail today? Somehow, I don't think she'll end a robot like Robohontas, but we'll just have to see. She has more presence outside of her box. I realized that this doll is a Korean version of a Native American character from an American Disney cartoon based on a book by a British author. This girl is global! Which may also explain why the shoes she comes with look like Dutch clogs? Anyhow, look for some new work featuring Tiger Lily in the near future.
I happened to run across a call for submissions from Four Winds Magazine recently for sketches, paintings, beadwork, photography, poetry, short essays, and prose by Native American artists on the subject of "re-creating Tiger Lily to fit a real model of Indigenous womanhood." In case you aren't familiar, Tiger Lily is the Indian princess from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Her most popular incarnation is likely from the Disney cartoon version, with early character studies shown abo