Does a person have to be a human being?
Are animals people?
Are corporations people?
Are ideas people?
Are objects people?
Are objects made by humans people?
Are fictional characters people?

And later she continues to ask:

Are humans with artificial body parts people?
Are humans who hurt other humans without remorse people?
Are humans who cannot take care of themselves people?
Are humans who are chemically dependent people?
Are humans who are terminally ill people?
Are humans who lack melanin people?
Are humans who lack compassion people?
Are humans who have impaired function people (physical, mental, emotional) people?
Are humans who do not use language people?
Are humans who could survive in the world with no human interaction people?
Are loners people?
Are people who can’t learn people?
Are people who don’t want to learn people?

Poppy v.s. glass 2020
7.25 x 5.5 inches
archival pigment print with acrylic paint
Liza Ryan @lizahryan

Are Women People 2019
excerpted from The Octopus Museum
Brenda Shaughnessy

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