To continue our series in honor of International Women’s Day, we are sharing select designs from the Feminist Alphabet Series from Grow Wild Studio that celebrate inspirational and important women in the world.
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.
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.
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.
Poly Styrene, born Marianne Joan Elliott-Said (July 3, 1957 – April 25, 2011) was a British musician and frontwoman 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.