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Howl : Western Feminist Child/Toddler Tee


Inspired by a nasty Google review ("Good cup of joe. But way too much of a western feminist atmosphere. Ultimately too politicized." - @libertarianliberation)  We flipped the narrative and embraced this critique.  Yes, we are intersectional feminists living in the Wild West, our lens of the American West is through many facets unique to our geography and history of Colonialism.  For me, being a Western Feminist means working to heal my ancestral wounds by envisioning my Japanese-American Grandmother (now 93 years young) in the WWII Concentration Camp of Heart Mountain in Wyoming and using that knowledge, sadness and rage to 1.) fight for this to never happen again and 2.) to raise my daughter to be a strong womxn; to realize all of her dreams and aspirations; and to always fight for those on the margins. 

Through our grit and tenacity, womxn identifying and non-binary folks in the Mountain West have had to fight hard and are continuing to fight for equality in many areas of life that are dominated by the white-male-hetero-patriarchy. 

Western Feminists stand with Black Lives Matter.  100% of sales of this shirt are donated to organizations that are actively fighting against systematic racism and oppression.  Examples of the organizations that we are committed to supporting are The Loveland Foundation (provides mental health care to Black women and girls), The Colorado Freedom Fund (a revolving fund that pays ransom (posts money bond, pays cash bail) for people unable to afford the cost of buying their own freedom), and Black Artists + Design Guild (founded in 2018 by Malene Barnett, an artist based in Brooklyn, NY, to combat the lack of representation of Black talent and culture in the design industry.)

Designed by Katie Meadows & Mike Buckley of Type Garage, a small graphic design studio located in the mountains of sunny southern Colorado. They call Salida home. Together we collaborated on this Western Feminist Tee. 

Features: Sideseamed. Retail fit. Child sizing.

Fabrication: 50% poly, 25% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 25% rayon, 40 single 3.8 oz.