Feminist Badges

These DIY Craft Projects Put The Fun In Feminism

by BUST Magazine

 

This DIY book puts the fun—and funny—back in feminism!

Whenever I craft, I inherently do it with feminism (as with basically everything I do). But BUST contributor Bonnie Burton’s new DIY book brings the ideology front and center. Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy (out October 18 from Quirk Books) is full of simple tutorials ranging from utilitarian (a slice-shaped “Pizza Not Patriarchy” lunchbag, a découpaged “Drinking Dames” flask) to cheeky (“Feminist Badges of Honor”) interspersed with inspiring quotes from badass ladies and feminist lists including songs, movies, reads, and even holidays. What I like most about this book is its throwback feel. Eff the too-perfect Pinterest aesthetic; this tome reminds me of the pre-Etsy era, when ’zines were the norm and crafts were kind of crude (with an endearing, knowing touch of Regretsy as well—ahem, vagina tree ornaments). Viva la DIY revolución!

Crafting With Feminism Book

 


BY LISA BUTTERWORTH

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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