FemalePowerProject

Celebrating Powerful, Courageous, and Defiant Females

120 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (8)

FemalePowerProject

Celebrating Powerful, Courageous, and Defiant Females

120 Sales

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Leda Black

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Leda Black

Announcement    Visit my artist's blog at LedaBlack.com to see the most comprehensive collection of my designs. You can convo me and ask me to put your favorite stuff up in this shop, if it's not here already.

My mediums are digital art and distilled messages. The Female Power Project (FPP) is an art project I started in 2015 with wearable messages distilled from the stories of powerful females. Physically, the FPP is a multifaceted collection of series of objects including prints, ephemera, wearables, and mixed medium fine art. Phenomenologically, the FPP is an interaction-based mechanism for creating and delivering messages designed to expand our understanding of—and to promote—the capabilities of women. There is power in our stories, the stories we keep forgetting. Lots of people do artwork about powerful women lately. I think my work is more selective, for one thing. I don't do work about many "celebrities" and I concentrate on social justice. I'm trying to show how the women are leaders. I identify the message or power of the particular female, in active and non-clichéd language. Mostly it is my words, sometimes it is quotes or memes. I sometimes do very deep research about the person. For example, I travelled to the Eastern Shore to photograph the landscape when I was learning about Harriet Tubman. I followed a tour of the locations where important things happened in her life. I am looking for a woman's power. I write an essay on my blog about each person. I include the info in the package with the print. It has to do with remembering. It has to do with quality. And it's my coping mechanism, frankly, my way of handling the social decay we are seeing with the collapse of late capitalism and the growing wave of authoritarianism. These are the stunted fruit of malignant patriarchy. Something tells me that female power could be our last best hope of saving our species and our habitable planet.

“One of the less intuitive revelations of recent work in cognitive science is that a failure of imagination can actually produce a failure of vision.”*Lili Loofbourow, referencing the work of Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons in her article, “The Male Glance.”

The textiles in this shop are designed, printed, and finished in the USA. Prints are made in the studio on my high resolution Epson printer. 5x7 small prints, cards, calendars, stickers, and magnets are printed in the USA.

You can follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/BlackLab and on Instagram and Twitter @LedaBlackArtist. Also, check out my artist's blog at LedaBlack.com. You can read about amazing females there: Malala Yousafzai, Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, Erzulie, Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo, and all the perSISTERS.

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Last updated on Sep 2, 2019

Visit my artist's blog at LedaBlack.com to see the most comprehensive collection of my designs. You can convo me and ask me to put your favorite stuff up in this shop, if it's not here already.

My mediums are digital art and distilled messages. The Female Power Project (FPP) is an art project I started in 2015 with wearable messages distilled from the stories of powerful females. Physically, the FPP is a multifaceted collection of series of objects including prints, ephemera, wearables, and mixed medium fine art. Phenomenologically, the FPP is an interaction-based mechanism for creating and delivering messages designed to expand our understanding of—and to promote—the capabilities of women. There is power in our stories, the stories we keep forgetting. Lots of people do artwork about powerful women lately. I think my work is more selective, for one thing. I don't do work about many "celebrities" and I concentrate on social justice. I'm trying to show how the women are leaders. I identify the message or power of the particular female, in active and non-clichéd language. Mostly it is my words, sometimes it is quotes or memes. I sometimes do very deep research about the person. For example, I travelled to the Eastern Shore to photograph the landscape when I was learning about Harriet Tubman. I followed a tour of the locations where important things happened in her life. I am looking for a woman's power. I write an essay on my blog about each person. I include the info in the package with the print. It has to do with remembering. It has to do with quality. And it's my coping mechanism, frankly, my way of handling the social decay we are seeing with the collapse of late capitalism and the growing wave of authoritarianism. These are the stunted fruit of malignant patriarchy. Something tells me that female power could be our last best hope of saving our species and our habitable planet.

“One of the less intuitive revelations of recent work in cognitive science is that a failure of imagination can actually produce a failure of vision.”*Lili Loofbourow, referencing the work of Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons in her article, “The Male Glance.”

The textiles in this shop are designed, printed, and finished in the USA. Prints are made in the studio on my high resolution Epson printer. 5x7 small prints, cards, calendars, stickers, and magnets are printed in the USA.

You can follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/BlackLab and on Instagram and Twitter @LedaBlackArtist. Also, check out my artist's blog at LedaBlack.com. You can read about amazing females there: Malala Yousafzai, Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, Erzulie, Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo, and all the perSISTERS.

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About FemalePowerProject

Sales 120
On Etsy since 2015

Remember Your Heroes. Remember Your Powers.

Visit my blog at LedaBlack.com to read essays and design notes about all of these women and the designs I've created to celebrate them.

Female Power Project Shawls, Scarves, and Pins
perSISTERS Prints, Calendar, Cards, Magnets, and Stickers
NASTY RZY ("Nasty Rosie") prints and embroideries
Inspired by the powers of human and divine females, I have created these objects to represent a person as well as her attributes and message—or power—in words and images. The perSISTERS series reminds us of the positive actions women use to improve all of our lives. Because of the history of women’s oppression, these actions are often heroic and are messages we should celebrate. The shawls, scarves, and pins allow us to wear, and virtually to embody, the powers of exalted females. Women’s experience is human experience.

Shop members

  • Leda Black

    Owner, Creator

    Leda Black studied philosophy, traveled around the world, made artists books, created another human being... Visit my other Etsy shop, LedaBlackFineArt. Follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/BlackLab & on Instagram & Twitter @LedaBlackArtist.

  • Claire

    Stitcher

    Claire is an expert theatrical costumer and stitcher. She stitches the more complex fabrics for Black Lab Makery.

Production partners

  • An expert digital textile printing company

    Monroe, NC

    I love working with my printer in North Carolina. They can produce very small runs at a reasonable price and turnaround time. I also find their color controls outstanding. And they offer the sheer and lightweight fabric I love.

  • H&W Printing

    Mount Rainier, Md.

    This is my neighborhood fine offset printer. They have a shop dog!

  • Another expert digital textile printer

    NC, United States

    This printer does very fine work on non-sheer fabrics. We use them to do the printing on our organic cotton scarves and mufflers.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 5, 2018
Welcome to the Female Power Project policy page. If you have any questions, please contact Leda Black , Creatrix. My general policy is to make good stuff, to sell things to human beings, and to be fair.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you have any questions about a product, please use the Etsy conversation button and ask any questions. I will usually respond within 24hours!

If you receive a product and it is not what you anticipated, I accept returns on products that are listed as "ready-to-ship" within 3 business days of receipt.

Please note: We do not refund shipping costs, and customers making a return are responsible for the return shipping.
Payment
My shop is set up to accept payment through Etsy. If you would like me to send a Paypal invoice, please use the contact button to make this arrangement.

Please note: nothing will be shipped until payment has been received. This may take up to 14 days from payment receipt.

Orders shipped to The District of Columbia, USA, will be charged sales tax.
Shipping
All orders are carefully handled and shipped in protective packaging if necessary.

I am not responsible for items shipped to the wrong address due to incorrect shipping information being provided. Please double check your shipping information. Please make sure your PayPal and Etsy addresses match. 



Unless otherwise noted in a specific listing, most orders ship USPS 
Insured First Class mail within 2-5 business days of receiving cleared payment. 
If you have any special shipping requests [priority, delivery confirmation, etc], please contact me for an updated invoice.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale: I can offer calendars, small prints (5x7), cards, sets, and stickers (not sticker books) at wholesale prices for orders over 50 items (can be mixed).