Claire Whaite is the ultimate girlboss. She started back in 2005 making button badges with a child’s badge maker in a friend’s spare room. She’s now kickin’ ass, with a 22-strong team of girls and guys making up her lifestyle brand, Punky Pins. Claire has recently teamed up with some big names, including Hello Kitty, Mel Stringer and Introvert Doodles to bring some ah-mazing enamel pins, patches and jewellery to the world. Check out her work right here, follow her on Insta, Twitter & Facebook.
Gabriela Kochanowski is an Illustrator based in Los Angeles. She studied at Laguna College of Art and Design and obtained her BFA in Illustration with an emphasis in Entertainment in December of 2016. This past year Gabriela had the opportunity to work for Global Inheritance to redesign a recycling bin for Coachella. Styles of art that she loves creating are silly designs that make people smile and layering paper to create traditional artworks. If you would like to see more artwork from Gabriela you can check out her website or follow her on Instagram.
Katherine Liu is a designer and illustrator studying and living in the Bay Area. She loves making short travel films, playing the ukulele, and reading books of all kinds. Other obsessions include doodling and writing, and publishing zines about things like happiness and loneliness. You can see more of her work on her website, blog, or Instagram.
Claudia E Berger is a New York City-based cartoonist and illustrator. She makes comics about mental health, mythology, and houseplants, and likes to focus on the mundane. When she isn't thinking about science fiction or what tattoo she should get next, she tries to find time to bake as much bread as possible. You can follow her on her instagram, twitter, or tumblr.
Ashley is an illustrator and graphic designer in Los Angeles who works to express hope and encouragement to the people propelling our social movements forward. She also loves to draw girls eating and enjoying noodles. Her work is inspired by the incredible womxn who fight against injustice in all forms. Her editorial illustrations have been seen on Broadly, Lenny Letter, GOOD Magazine, and Brooklyn Mag.
Maia Boakye is an Undergraduate student in Canada studying to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Studies. Inspired by the unusual and symbiotic interactions between people and their environments she creates colorful, contemporary visuals and writes whimsical poems, constantly challenging herself to experiment with different styles and media. In her free time, Maia loves to take nature walks, take photos of pretty flowers and eat blood oranges. Check out her website, Instagram, and Tumblr.
Alma Sheppard-Matsuo is a queer hāfu artist - illustrator, printmaker and educator from Brooklyn NY. They split their time as a freelance artist working for such organizations as the People's Climate Movement, Bread & Puppet Theater and the War Resister's League. As an educator, Alma has taught in a number of schools and creative arts education programs from NYC, to Minneapolis MN to Kolkata, India. In the classroom, they use art to explore topics like living wage, gender expression and food deserts. You can follow them on instagram or facebook or support their work on patreon.
Andrea is a freelance illustrator based in sunny Central America. She is in love with animals, books and nature, and is especially excited about all things outer space. She's constantly trying new mediums in which to apply her illustrations and is currently making her own handmade ceramic line. You can see more of her work on Instagram, Facebook and Behance.
Amber Vittoria is an illustrator living and working in New York City. She's had the pleasure of working with Saks Fifth Avenue, Lenny Letter, Man Repeller, Interscope Records, Victoria’s Secret, and Sony Music Entertainment. Her work is influenced by people - how they interact with both each other and nature. Feel free to follow Amber on Instagram and visit her website.
Mikayla Kruse is a young(ish) feminist who hails from a small town within America's Mitten. She is the daughter of two artists and on occasion tries to be one herself. Her proudest accomplishment was becoming the president of a women's empowerment club at her high school and having the opportunity to work with many inspiring young women. Some things she enjoys outside of feministing are painting, eating sushi, sending postcards, watching videos of whalesharks, and speaking broken French. One quote she tries to live by is, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." You can check out her instagram @theillestkitten!
Alé Salamán is a color blind artist from Puerto Rico who is currently based in Florida. She's 17 years young and is an illustrator who's trying to pursue her dream of going to art school. Alé loves to document events in her life and journals alot. Her sticker was empowered by the powerful women surrounding her every day. She's into traveling and spending time with the friends she loves very dearly. You can find her artwork on her Instagram or her website.
Hey, Hello, I'm McKenzie. Writing about myself is awkward enough, let alone in the third person, so instead here I go. I'm currently on student exchange in Campeche, Mexico. As an aspiring musician and artist, I love to make art in anyway possible, whenever possible. I use my art as an outlet for my emotions & feelings with the hopes it will help someone else feel like they're understood & not alone. Art is the one thing I've always felt free & limitless about. There's no right or wrong & no need for labels.
Camila Rosa is a freelance illustrator and designer from the south of Brazil who recently moved to Brooklyn NY. She is also a member of a girl collective of street art in Brazil called Coletivo Chá. She likes to spend her time drawing, discovering new vegan places and going to punk/hardcore shows. For more info about her check her website, follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
Darcy is the founder of riotcakes, a business created to validate and empower with feminist & LGBTQ* jewelry, buttons, stickers and more. If rainbows and cute designs are your thing, you might also like riotcakes! Darcy is a queer cat-loving nerd trying their best to spread positivity to fight back against oppressive systems. If you'd like to know more, check out riotcakes.com or follow Darcy on social media @riotcakes!
Rachel is an illustrator from tiny tropical El Salvador who recently relocated to the Alps with her cat Hemingway. Whenever she finds time she loves to travel, doodle in her sketchbook or check off another book from her 7 year waiting list. Hemingway enjoys chewing off book corners and remains skeptical about the cold European weather and the distinct lack of palm trees to climb. Find Rachel online here:
"Okay, let's be straight: I'm not" is probably a really great pun to describe Vix Newman. Based out of Knoxville, TN, Vix spends her time working in the activist community, writing letters, and organizing her living space. She has a cat named Kahlo (yes, after Frida Kahlo), loves animation movies, and has over 100 sheets of stickers that she loves using in her planner. Her girlfriend describes her as "so sweet and thoughtful" and also a "pineapple-lover." She's mostly right.
Vix's identities include: fat, mentally and chronically ill, Afro-Latinx, nonbinary lesbian, and spiritual.
Virginia Cassel is a visual artist, writer, and aspiring tattooist studying and living the Berkshires. She’s into graphic novels, alternative comics, postmodern and magic realist literature, comedy, traveling,
outdoor adventures, and getting embarrassingly serious about
stick-and-pokes. You can check out her black and white ink drawings
on her blog here, or follow her on Instagram.
Cortney Elizabeth is an autistic artist based in the little town of Perry, Ohio.
She's never been able to whistle, cries a little bit every single time she sees a dog, is a little bit too obsessed with Tracy Chapman, and spends most of her days battling with chronic illness.
Cortney hopes to draw attention to the marginalization of disabled women through her art and writing, and befriend a few dogs along the way.
You can find her and her art on Instagram.