No one could have predicted that when President Trump labeled Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during the 2016 presidential debates, it would spark an international protest movement. Today, the term “nasty woman” signifies someone who supports and defends the rights of ALL women. Now a new art exhibition is bringing together wildly talented nasty women artists and celebrating the creativity behind this new resistance movement.
Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore launched the first Nasty Women exhibition in New York City in January 2017. They put a call for art out on Facebook and received an overwhelming response — the exhibition ended up featuring the artwork of over 623 self-identified “nasty women” artists from all over the country. The event raised over $50,000 for Planned Parenthood and other nonprofits that support women’s rights, and it was so successful that it has inspired sister exhibitions all over the world.
If your summer plans are still up in the air, we suggest taking a peek at the 20+ Nasty Women exhibitions taking place all over the country and the world. You could plan the ultimate feminist road trip by hopping from city to city to check out this spectacular art. Oklahoma? Atlanta? We’re so in! Or if you’re craving some Euro vibes, you could visit a Nasty Women gallery in the Netherlands or Ireland.
Think your hometown needs a Nasty Women exhibition? Ready to submit your own work to the cause? Contact the OG Nasty Women for more information about how you can bring the spirit of the resistance to a gallery near you. Then sharpen your knitting needles, stock up on paint, go crazy with embroidery thread, and let your creativity take over.
What’s the next art exhibit on your must-visit list? Tweet us @BritandCo and let us know!
(Featured image via @nastywomenartchicago)