If you haven't seen last week's cover of the New Yorker, it's about time you get your hands on a copy.
The issue, which features an original illustration of a revamped Rosie the Riveter, is an ode to girl power and what the future of feminism needs to look like.
Abigail Gray Swartz, the artist who created the portrait, said she was inspired after attending the Women's March last month in Alberta and sent her painting over to the New Yorker — not expecting to hear anything back. But to her surprise, the long-running publication contacted her shortly after.
A huge life goal and dream came true this week! I had the pleasure of painting the cover of @newyorkermag this was kind of unreal and I'm still pinching myself. I pitched them my idea on Monday and they said yes and here we are! (I'll blog about this wild ride soon but now I have to take the kids to school and fold the laundry! 😅) #thenewyorker #thenewyorkercover #womensmarch #cover #artwork #pussyhat #lovetrumpshate #resist #rosie #rosietheriveter #abigailgrayswartz
"A huge life goal and dream came true this week!" she wrote on Instagram. "I had the pleasure of painting the cover of @newyorkermag this was kind of unreal and I'm still pinching myself. I pitched them my idea on Monday and they said yes and here we are!"
The Maine native says she recognizes the need for increased intersectionality within feminism, as she depicted Rosie the Riveter as a black woman wearing the now iconic pussy hat.
Happy Marching Day everyone! I'm so inspired to see the pictures from all of the sister marches around the world. Stay safe and united. The woman's movement needs our continued love and unity. ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿💕 we march and then we organize for the 2018 elections. (Art I painted for @lennyletter feel free to share it just tag me 😘) #whyimarch #womansmarch #abigailgrayswartz
"As a white woman, I am sensitive to the issues about race and the Women's March," she told The Huffington Post. "I was well aware of the need for inclusion. I agree that white women need to show up to the Black Lives Matter rallies. If one hurts, we all hurt."
"Plus it's simply your moral obligation as a white woman to acknowledge your privilege and to use it to help others," she continued. "It's the rent you must pay. And, if we are going to get anywhere as a movement we must be united and that also means accepting all forms of feminism."
So much yes.
Check out more of Swartz's work on Instagram.
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