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Handmade Women Activist Coasters


The four women featured in the "BLACKtivist" Coaster Set are activists who fought and continue to fight for freedom, equality and justice. These women were most prominent during the 50s and 60s but their advocacy, based in feminism and racial equality is as relevant as ever.

Angela Davis is a political activist, academic scholar, and author who emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s. He coaster features the quote, "I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept."

Audre Lorde was a writer, radical feminist, womanist, and civil rights activist. She was a celebrated poet, whose poems and prose largely dealt with issues related to civil rights, feminism, and the exploration of black female identity, expressing anger and outrage at civil and social injustices she observed throughout her life. Her coaster features the quote, "Your silence will not protect you."

bell hooks is an American author, feminist, and social activist. She has published over 30 books. Her writing focuses on the intersection of race, capitalism, gender, and sexuality, through a post modern perspective. He coaster features the quote, "Without justice, there can be no love."

June Jordan was a Caribbean-American bisexual poet and activist, who contributed a great deal to feminist theory. In her 27th book, published posthumously, she describes how her early marriage to a white man immersed her in the racial turmoil of America in the 1950s, and set her on the path of social activism. Most people credit POTUS Obama for coining the phrase "We are the ones we have been waiting for," but it was the last line of June's, "Poem for South African Woman," written in 1978, where we first read those words. 

Coaster is 4"x4". Not dishwasher safe (wipe down with a damp cloth).

The Young Rebel's Studio creates housewares and custom fashion featuring favorites in pop culture. Jill Knox Powell is an artist in Los Angeles (by way of New York City) who hand-makes/hand-paints home goods and custom fashion. For most of her artistic career, she spent time painting large canvases; while that has an audience, it priced out her peers/biggest supporters. She set out to make art that is affordable, functional, and size-appropriate for those who are building their life.  Her line features aspirational/inspirational pop-culture figures paired with quotes. They range from Angela Davis to Joni Mitchell, to Frida Kahlo to David Bowie.

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