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.
Art work by Shep Fairey.
Art by Favianna Rodriguez.
Art by Jared Oxdx Yazzie.
See more International Women’s Day posts on MIXED BAG MAG’s Facebook wall.