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Shirley Blazen

courtesy the artist

When: Fri., April 7 2017
Price: $5 suggested donation
After this past election, activist Anne Haag was mad and didn't care who knew it. "I'm angry that there are people who think that banning Muslims and banning refugees is going to solve anything and not just make it worse, and angry that one in six women is going to be sexually assaulted in her lifetime [according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network] and angry that we still have to explain why 'all lives matter' is a problematic thing to say," Haag says. "I think there's always been a push for particularly women to express their anger in a way that is palatable for people, and I'm tired of that." She turned her anger into the Ladylike Project, a collective she created to connect artists who want to raise money for progressive causes—and she threw a big middle finger smack-dab in the center of an otherwise dainty logo to show that she's not pulling any punches. Continue reading >>


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