Powerful feminist illustrations made us wear Cowboy Boots today
- IWB Post
- May 23, 2015
Illustrator Ellen T. Crenshaw with art director Eleri Harris has created a powerful feminist movement in the form of a series of illustrations featuring Beyoncé, Naomi Wolf, Rebecca West, Sojourner Truth, Coretta Scott King, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Malala Yousafzai, Bette Davis and Jessica Valenti.
Crenshaw says, “I made a conscious decision to choose diverse figures, because I’m trying to make that effort in all my work.”
In project ‘We Are Entitled To Wear Cowboy Boots To Our Own Revolution’ Ellen explores her personal experience of feminism. She illustrates subtle instances of life being a female illustrator.
The gorgeously illustrated series shows the importance of feminism in all areas of women’s lives generated with a purpose of thoughtful conversations about inequality and social change.
Crenshaw says: “It was a great opportunity, then, to depict women of color with their own words. It’s incorrect to separate feminism from racial equality as though they were unlinked. I can’t divorce a woman from her race any more than I can divorce her from her femininity; both are part of her identity and together they affect how she is treated in this world. I can’t personally represent the voice of a woman of color, but in my artistic depictions of diverse women (and men!) I can make an effort to show empathy, respect, and dignity.”
JWB has picked just few illustrations for you from the empowering project.