Hawk Swanson’s practice began with the Feminism? Project (2005 - 2006). The artist scripted ten video performances from edited interviews with a variety of women throughout her home state of Iowa, starting with sorority sisters and concluding with family members. Their raw responses about feminism ranged from naïve surprise to composed discourse, but became flip one-liners and ironic ramblings when the artist performed them, intoning them in a valley-girl voice in provocative contexts. In 2013, Hawk Swanson revisited a video from the Feminism? Project entitled That’s Deep in collaboration with artist Xandra Ibarra. Their video collaboration challenged not only the racist patriarchal gaze that objectifies and exoticizes brown bodies, but also the white feminist discourse that renders up bodies of color for consumption and makes illegible feminism of color. Scholars Amber Jamilla Musser and Juana María. Rodríguez have both written on Hawk Swanson and Ibarra’s collaboration.