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UW-Madison's Barry shares words of wisdom with Washington Post

January 26, 2017

UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry was recently featured in a Washington Post article that garnered advice from great creative thinkers ​for the rising generation of female artists.

Lynda Barry
The Post report was headlined, "Women’s March: 8 great creative thinkers offer this advice for the sisters who follow in their footsteps."

Barry is an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education's Art Department. The associate professor holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art.

Leading up to the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington, The Post’s Comic Riffs “asked eight great creative minds what advice they might have for the rising generation of young female artists, storytellers and other creatives in a world that can still present them with unique obstacles. What guidance might they offer gleaned from their own experience?”

In the article, Barry says: “Always carry a pen and a notebook with you — write down the crazy things you hear people say: the good, the bad, the confusing. If you can draw a picture of them saying it, even better! In other words, start to make comics about your experiences in this world. And learn to sing ‘Bad Reputation’ by Joan Jett. Sing it as loud as you can with all of your heart.”

To read what other great thinkers had to say, check out the entire article on this Washington Post web page.

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