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Herwave 2018

Our first project was a giant silk scarf that illustrated every single female democratic congressional candidate running in the 2018 midterm elections. The project was inspired by the ground swell of women announcing their run for office. Resistance by Design saw the unprecedented number of women as harbinger of hope and change. Indeed, half of the 209 women represented on the scarf won their election, and paved the way for more women and more diverse representation in government.

The HERWAVE 2018 Scarf also became a symbol of the resistance and a cloak of resisterhood. It was featured in a New York Times Article about political fashion, worn by feminist icons such as Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda, and donned by thousands of everyday activists and organizers.

 


Representation Matters

On election night in 2018, as an unprecedented number of democratic women declared victory, Resistance by Design noticed a thrilling story emerging: breakthrough firsts. A powerhouse group of boundary breaking firsts in the 116th Congress! In order to mark the significance and power of these pioneers, we created the Representation Matters shirt.

The design celebrated the collective and individual power of this amazing group- which included Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland- the first two Native American congresswomen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez- the youngest Congresswoman ever elected, Ayanna Pressley- the first Black congresswoman of Massachusetts, Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar- Texas's first Latina Congresswomen, Angie Craig- the first lesbian mother Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar- the first Muslim Congresswoman, and Jahanna Hayes- Connecticuts first Black Congresswoman.


Herwave Presidential

Herwave Presidential a colorful silk scarf that depicts the many formidable women who ran for President of the United States in the 2020 primaries and the pioneering women candidates that paved the way.

Up until this past election cycle, the accounts of women who actually ran for POTUS was remarkably scarce. Yet- those who did run, have heroic stories that must be honored and understood.

Shirley Chishom, Patsy Mink, Victoria Woodhull, Belva Lockwood, and Carol Moseley Braun- were all visionary women whose bravery and tenacity paved the way for our first female, Black, South Asian Vice President Kamala Harris.

Auspiciously, the then Presidential candidate Kamala Harris sat at the helm of our scarf design- almost as if we knew....

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