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Street Heroines: A Film Tribute To Female Graffiti & Street Artists

June 24, 2016 by

Street Heroines is a collection of stories that celebrate female street artists who are transforming the urban environment in colorful ways. Filmmaker Alexandra Henry was inspired to start the documentary project while living in São Paulo in 2011, where there’s a vibrant street art scene. ... [Read More]

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Artist Creates Satirical Image To Illustrate A Real Problem For Girls… The Princess Problem

June 23, 2016 by

"I figured if I could sum up what was wrong with the face of girls’ marketing today in one succinctly satirized image, it might make it easier for us to admit how we fail. And sometimes the best way to reveal something is to provide a fresh look at what’s already right in front of our eyes." This is what David Trumble, Political ... [Read More]

Lotte “Scissorhands” Reininger: Pioneering Animator Predated Walt Disney By A Decade

Lotte “Scissorhands” Reiniger: Pioneering Animator Predated Walt Disney By A Decade

June 2, 2016 by

We love when Google Doodle goes all WYSKy on the world and shines a spotlight on a woman everyone should know. Today was one of those days as they posted an ode to Lotte Reiniger (June 2, 1899 - June 19, 1981) on what would have been her 117th birthday. We had no idea who she was and, of course, needed to know more. ... [Read More]

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17-Year-Old Feminist Infuses Her Art With Activism

June 1, 2016 by

Kaanchi Chopra, a 17 year old from Delhi, India is passionate about art and activism. She combines the two on her blog All About Art to bring attention to topics such as women's empowerment, acid attacks, color discrimination, body positivity, poverty, and other social issues. In a message to WYSK, Kaanchi explained that art is the way she expresses her thoughts ... [Read More]

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Some Pretty Cool Etch-A-Sketch Art By Jane Labowitch

May 19, 2016 by

Art can spring from pretty much anything as talent and imagination transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. We've seen incredible works made with yarn, paper, sugar, bees, leaves, dirt... even lost earrings. Now we can add a 60's childhood toy to the mix as Chicago artist Jane Labowitch masterfully creates one-of-a-kind, completely permanent works ... [Read More]

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28 Illustrators Collaborate To Create Badass Deck Of ‘Woman Card’ Cards Designed To Give Back

May 17, 2016 by

"The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card." Since making this comment about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in late April, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s words have continued to reverberate within the U.S. and around the world, eliciting lots ... [Read More]

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7 Badass Women of Computer Engineering Illustrated

May 12, 2016 by

Illustrator Genevieve Womack comes from a family of scientists. In fact, she considered going to medical school, but decided to pursue her passion for drawing and telling stories… and boy are we glad she did! Her most recent piece, 7 Badass Women of Computer Engineering, combines the artist’s love of science with her amazing ... [Read More]

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UK Artist Leanne Pearce’s Beautiful Portraits Celebrate Breastfeeding

April 13, 2016 by

Inspired by her personal experiences as a breastfeeding mother, UK portrait artist Leanne Pearce has created a new series of paintings celebrating women breastfeeding their children. The aim of the series is to provide more positive imagery around the subject of breastfeeding, which has been and continues to be a topic of great controversy. ... [Read More]

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