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The Future is Female

November 03, 2016 0 Comments

The Future is Female tee by Otherwild is here and we are eccstatic! There's a limited supply available, so we want to offer it to our customers early before it hits the store on Saturday! Hurry and grab yours here, they will go fast!

So what does The Future is Female mean to me? This empowering statement of female boldness is what MAKE is all about - openly displaying power, skill, knowledge, leadership while being the protector. Often while challenged by love and heartbreak, perfectionism and self-doubt. Woman pursue passions, visions, and create great things and fight for what they believe in, at any cost. 

Meet Tiffany Dawn Hasse, a truly beautiful human being. She recently did a TED talk. How incredible is that? I remember the first time I saw her she was walking down 1st Street outside my windows. Our eyes met and she walked inside my shop doors paint covered from a live art installation and spoken word performance at the Long Beach Artwalk a few years ago. She spoke and immediately she moved me. Her words make a difference in the world. According to Tiffany, "I want my art to move people, to allow them to identify with the pain within themselves, so that this pain can be transmuted into their most grandeur asset of empowerment. She sometimes sends me random text messages of her work like this recently:

"I had grown into my apposite dignified face
years of torment had inserted
its place
but coconut water and laughter
for days
those wrinkles erased."
Tiffany Dawn Hasse
DAMN that is deep. It was an honor to work with her. Check out our blog post on her earlier this Spring.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Otherwild is a creative space for community workshops and events, a collective of artistans and designers and a retail space for curated goods made with care. Located in Los Angeles and New York.

The original "The Future Is Female" T-shirt design was made for Labyris Books, the first women's bookstore in New York City, which was opened in 1972 by Jane Lurie and Marizel Rios. The photographer Liza Cowan took a picture of musician Alix Dobkin, her girlfriend at the time, wearing it in 1975. The photograph was done for a slide show she was working on called: "What the Well Dressed Dyke Will Wear."

This slogan has lasted through the decades and is reemerging as an empowering statement for all, as female-identified bodies and rights remain under attack. Inflexible and compulsory sexual and gender binaries are used to oppress and deny people their humanity and agency. Otherwild believes in an inclusive, expanded and fluid notion of gender expression, identities and feminisms. They support liberation, embrace our trans sisters, and call for the end of patriarchal ideology, domination, oppression and violence.

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so much love,

Kat

 PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Rosalie Andrea
MODEL/SPOKEN WORDSMITH: Tiffany Dawn Hasse