Congratulations to Jessica Delgado - Winner of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest

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Congratulations to Jessica Delgado - Winner of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest


The Petworth Library would like to congratulate Jessica Delgado who won first place in the Illustration Category of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest! She wrote about her piece:

"[The theme of this piece is] societal expectations for genders or unhealthy gender norms that have been perpetuated. The idea that a man shouldn’t cry because they cannot be seen as weak or that a woman is overly emotional and exaggerating so their emotions could be seen as them being hysterical. The idea is to subvert the idea that a male can’t show their more delicate side and that women can be just as serious about the indignation they feel about a situation. This idea originated from a TED video I remember seeing about a woman being taken as too intense when they showed their anger. The male side came from experiences with friends that have explained that their parents have created this image that tears show weakness."

See it below!

Untitled by Jessica Delgado

The Know Your Power Teen Art Contest, sponsored by Pepco and the DC Public Library Foundation invites D.C. teens to find their power and use it to creatively address a topic that is important to them. Learn more about the contest and see the rest of this year's winners on the Know Your Power page.

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