Always on the lookout for awesome gifts for the feminists we love, we came across The Feminist Alphabet Series, a limited edition collection of bags, t-shirts and kids’ stuff celebrating inspirational and important women in the world. Need we say more?
The “work-in-progress” collection is created by Erin McCarley who runs Grow Wild Studio, a design and screen printing shop in Washington, DC. Each item is hand printed using a silkscreen technique, giving them a one-of-a-kind quality. The vibrant t-shirts, totes and onsies are packaged with an 8×10 screen printed portrait and accompanying bio. All items retail for $30. Inspiration included.
Currently the collection features these fearless trailblazers…
Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was a Carribean-American writer, radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist. Her emphasis on revolution and change continues to be inspirational to women worldwide.
Emma Goldman (June 27, 1869 – May 14, 1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century.
Poly Styrene, born Marianne Joan Elliott-Said (July 3, 1957 – April 25, 2011) was a British musician and front woman for the 1970’s punk band X-Ray Spex. Described as the “archetype for the modern-day feminist punk”; because she wore dental braces, stood against the typical sex object female of 1970s rock star, sported a gaudy Dayglo wardrobe, and was of mixed race. She was “one of the least conventional front-persons in rock history, male or female” and possessed a powerful, bold, and fiercely feminine voice.
Simone de Beauvoir (January 9, 1908 – April 14 1986), was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, and social theorist. Best known for her 1949 work, The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women’s oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism; she also wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiography and monographs on philosophy, politics and social issues.
Gloria Anzaldúa (September 26, 1942 – May 15, 2004) was a scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. Some of her best known writings include; Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, and This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981) co-edited with Cherrie Moraga.