Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber is an author, artist, and Executive Director of the non-profit, the Holy Women Icons Project. She has a PhD in Art and Religion, has authored 7 books about the intersections among the arts, spirituality, and gender, and relocated to Big Island in 2017 after being a Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her paintings give traditional iconography a folk-feminist twist, and she has painted nearly 100 Holy Women Icons from history and mythology. Four of her books were awarded Best LGTBQ Religion Books, and her work has been featured on the television show Tiny House Nation, at Maya Angelou’s memorial celebration, and on NPR’s Progressive Spirit.
All money raised through art and book sales go directly to the non-profit, the Holy Women Icons Project, which seeks to empower marginalized women by telling the stories of revolutionary holy women through art, writing, and special events.