INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY: Gathering Together The Voices & Faces

Poster mimicking iconic Yes, We Can image using three women of different racial backgrounds with their arms pumped up
Art by Chelsoir.

Not every feminist is a white, cisgender, middle class, able bodied woman.

“The original poster, which is a celebrated American cultural symbol, features and glorifies a white woman. While I adore the original image, not every feminist is a white, cisgender, middle class, able bodied woman. In the same way, most mainstream feminism only speaks to that particular group. I made my poster to acknowledge the diverse struggles of the group that gets left behind, and to protest that in order to be effective in deconstructing sexism, we must understand that issues of sexism, race, class, and transphobia all intersect. My experiences as a white woman are very different from those of a WoC [Woman of Color] or a trans*woman or a trans* WoC, for that matter. Despite this, historically it has always been the experiences of white women that get the most representation within the feminist movement. So about damn time that we celebrate the rest of us. Let somebody else have the spotlight.” (cited from www.flaneurinthecity.com)

This collection was gathered from what was circulating on MIXED BAG MAG’s Facebook Page on International Women’s Day. Loving the iconic “Yes, We Can” poster remixed for the 21st Century and as well as Shep Fairey’s series of silk screens where, after the birth of his baby girl, he took his recognizable aesthetic and created a series focusing on the revolutionary spirit of women.

Also work by Favianna Rodriguez, Jared Oxdx Yazzie, and Laila Shawa. Beautiful! We are inspired!

Silk screens in red and black and patterns with women of different racial backgrounds in revolutionalry poses
Art work by Shep Fairey. 

Colourful poster with women with three women of different racial backgrounds represented
Art by Favianna Rodriguez. 

Silk screen of Native woman opening up her jacket mimicking Super Man with a S emblem on her necklace
Art by Jared Oxdx Yazzie.

Colour artwork of various Muslim women collaged on top of each other in niqab with hands held up and painted symbolizing Hand of Fatima
“Hands of Fatima” by Laila Shawa. Art work featured on Huffington Post.

See more International Women’s Day posts on MIXED BAG MAG’s Facebook wall.