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.