Archivist and researcher Cassandra Tavukchian writes: “Armenian Women Artists (AWA) is an educational and historical Instagram page, the purpose of which is to inform and recognize Armenian women artists. It is not surprising that, given the geographical area of Western Armenia and the genocide committed against Armenians, and after that, the women I represent, they come from different parts of the world. Today, perhaps more than ever, Armenians around the world feel a sense of cynicism and desperation when it comes to preserving our cultural identity. However, despite the constant tragedies and threats we face, sometimes we need reminders of how far we have come and of the potential within us to persevere and succeed, as our ancestors did before us.”