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Liza Donnelly on How Humor Can Empower Women

liza-donnelly.jpgNew Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life -- and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly tackles global issues with humor, intelligence and sarcasm. Her latest project supports the United Nations initiative Cartooning For Peace.

When Liza Donnelly joined The New Yorker in 1982, she was the youngest cartoonist on staff and one of only three women to hold the job. She’s still there.

In 2005, Donnelly wrote the definitive book about her colleagues: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons.

She’s been part of many other books, including Sex and Sensibility, Cartoon Marriage (about her life with fellow New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin) and a popular series of dinosaur books for kids.

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Sharon Butler - Two Coats of Paint: Lessons Learned in the Blogosphere (TEDxOrlando)

sharon-butler.jpgSharon L. Butler, an artist and writer, maintains an award-winning art blog, Two Coats of Paint, blogs for The Huffington Post, and is a contributing writer at The Brooklyn Rail.

She has received several grants, residencies and awards, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, Pocket Utopia artist residencies, Connecticut Commission on Culture artist fellowship, Blue Mountain Center Artists' fellowship, and Connecticut State University research grants.

In addition, her art work is included in private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Baltimore, Tampa, Philadelphia, Providence, Berlin, London and Kyoto.

Butler is an art professor at Eastern Connecticut State University.

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