Trigger Warning: This page may contain information relating to someone's gender inequitable experiences including suicides. This may be triggering to readers with similar experiences.

This submission is part of the Expressions of Gender Equity art project - a 2021 International Women's Day initiative. We thank all artists who responded to our artistic briefs and are honoured to showcase their work.

Artist Statement

In response to the art brief:

This piece opens up an issue that’s so very raw.

Freedom of speech really is only tolerated when it suits.

I hope to speak on behalf of everyone when I ask ‘Who’s permission are you waiting on to be all you can be?’

The answer should be, no one’s!”

Art Brief 

Leah Knight

Freedom, 2021

United Kingdom | Poem


About the Artist:

My name is Leah Knight, I’m 36. Proud Mother of two wild young boys. My husband and I are currently chasing our dreams here in the UK. I am enjoying writing professionally. I love to write poetry from fictional characters. Write poetry as gifts for family and friends. I am currently writing my first poetry book which goes on sale at the end of 2021 ‘Focus on the Good’.