“The customers like coming to the women artists. They think we have more patience listening to them and with the design process. I don’t really think we are more patient. I’m not more patient, but people perceive us to be.” – Sonya Zhang is a tattoo artist in the East Village and she is originally from China.
“In 1974 I wasn’t allowed to be in or even try out for Little League. There were four of us girls who fought to change the rule and we won. It became a big deal. The headline in the newspaper read, “Girls make History/Herstory”. All four us tried out and made the league. They put each of us on different teams though. Our teammates were very respectful, they knew we were good players. The boys from the other teams who didn’t have girls on their team made fun of us.” – Margie Alley
“I don’t think I would have been given as much time if I were a man. I was sentenced to 18 years for robbery in the first. They charged me as though I were a predicate, but I was a first time felon. I appealed, but it was denied because I had taken a plea bargain. I was 19 years old and pregnant when I went to prison and I served 15 years.” – Naquasia Pollard turns 34 years old today. This is her first birthday at home since was 19 years old.