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Can nail art be feminist? Sure, why not. Whether you enjoy long and fun or short and classy nails, you can express your support of women’s rights  through your nails. If you are into DIY nail art, or  prefer a manicurist, you’ll be inspired by these 9 amazing and empowering nail designs. 

1. My Nails, Myself

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Inspired by trippy artist Heather and artist Shai work, Stylist Carla Chanocua designed these  neon, sparkly nails to represent women have a right to our own choices when it comes to our bodies. 

2. Spelling It Out

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Nail artist Julia incorporated the Planned Parenthood logo in this nail art,, along with a powerful, spelled out statement: My Body My Choice!

3. Simple Symbol

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From Swoon Nails artist Lia Clarke, these acrylic black nails with a pink female symbol answer the question, “Who run the world?” (Women!). 

4. Power Play

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Destiny Nguyen created these unique nails that express her stance on keeping laws off women’s bodies—including a uterus flipping the bird!

5. Affirmation Representation

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Custom nail art by Sabz from The Bad Gal Salon displays empowering affirmations of girl power. 

6. Signs of the Times

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Nail Artist Irma, from Purullena, Granada, created this set to combine her personal feelings on feminism with her professional work, including hand drawn art showing “GrL Pwr”, a vulva, and a powerful fist..

7. Feminist Minimalist

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These white and red nails that spell out “FEMINIST” were drawn by jewelry-maker Antonia on long white press ons courtesy of Studio AJP.  

8. Think Pink

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This fun and chic set features a graphic crying eye, a checkerboard, and “GRL PWR”, for a modern take on a feminist statement from a nail artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

9. Celestial Bodies

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Influenced by artist Shelby McFadden, nail artist Kelly Ornstein wanted to show that “Women are strong, beautiful and deserve body autonomy,” with a set featuring rainbows, female nudes, moons, skeletons, and stars

Top Photos Screenshot from instagram Juila SaladFingernails and Destiny Nguyen 

Jazmyne Hambrick is a senior at Life University, and She is pursuing her bachelor's degree in Human Ecology/Media and Communications. Jazmyne enjoys spending most of her time painting, reading, and watching Grown-ish. Follow her on instagram @ Jazpinkk_