Caralena Peterson is a woman with a passion for art, writing, teaching, and feminism. She started seriously engaging with the art world in early 2017, when creating a mixed-medium collection of linoleum-print-and-magazine-collage-letter pieces that made their debut as a compilation book entitled 50 Badass Quotes by Badass Women. Her newest works are experiments into a bigger and more colorful style of magazine collage on canvas, though the theme of strong women and intersectional empowerment continues.
She is also working on publishing her first non-fiction, The Effortless Perfection Myth, on the gender issues today’s women face while in college. Caralena graduated from Duke University in 2015 with a double major in Public Policy and Women’s/Gender Studies.
She recently moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where she works as a high school History and English teacher and is throwing herself into the vibrant art scene of the Big Easy! Still, she will always fondly remember her initial years as an artist living in Washington, D.C. with six badass roommates whom she loves with all her heart and admires for their fierce female-to-female support system, as well as their ability to forgive her for the little bits of collage pieces once left in every corner of the house.
Learn more at https://www.badasscreativeart.com