This year International Women’s Day is on Sunday the 8th of March and we at Scribbler thought what better way to celebrate than to highlight how fantastic our female designers are? Better yet, why not celebrate for this entire month!?
First of all though, let’s ask what is International Women’s Day all about?
Well, this year’s campaign is called #EachforEqual so put very simply, it’s about creating a gender equal world. It’s about standing up for women’s rights whether it be in the workplace, in government, the sports world, the media world – everywhere basically. Put in a more detailed way, it’s about ‘collective individualism’ which is how we as individuals can have a positive impact on society through our actions by standing up for gender equality. As stated on the official IWD site, the aim is to “challenge stereotypes, fight the bias and broaden the perceptions” of women’s capabilities.
So how do some of our female designers do this?
LUCY SPENCE FROM LUCY MAGGIE DESIGNS:
I’ve started this company from scratch, I am making money doing something I love – I mean really love. Women absolutely can be their own boss, they can be hugely successful and they can do all of the things that they fear might be stopping them. I celebrate strong women and positive female influences through my designs. It is important to recognise people who are really smashing life regardless of their gender.
It’s great to be in an industry that is full of so many talented female (and male) designers, who go out of their way to support each other. The card industry community is so inclusive. It is a rare example of an industry that seems to have the same amount of male and female designers. I have contributed to making change happen for women by recently releasing a series of cards in collaboration with LilaccPeach in support of the charity Ovacome which is an ovarian cancer charity.
In terms of my favourite design that I have on Scribbler, it’s ‘Shake your tits, it’s your birthday’ which represents a big breakthrough in my career, it’s one of my best sellers and it’s quite cheeky. To see more of Lucy’s designs please click here.
ANGELA CHICK DESIGNS