In the aftermath of the US presidential campaign, which was characterised by a distinct lack of solidarity between voters (53% of white women elected Trump to office, despite him being a self-confessed perpetrator of sexual assault), a global art movement called Nasty Women was created.
Nasty Women practices solidarity among artists who identify with being a ‘Nasty Woman‘ in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. From 22-24 September Nasty Women UK are holding an exhibition of feminist art work by women artists, alongside a programme of comedy, music, spoken word and discussion panels in London.
Reflecting last month on the importance of keeping tackling violence against women at the top of the new government’s agenda, EVAW’s Co-Director Rachel Krys commented that:
“We expect to see women’s human rights defended and protected no matter what “deals” are struck in the coming days and months, and as Brexit is negotiated. Women’s human rights – the right to live free from violence, the right to physical autonomy, the right to an education, and the right to healthcare including access to safe abortions – must never be negotiated away”
Any artist self-identifying as a Nasty Woman is welcome to submit work on the theme ‘Nasty Women’. Prices will start at £5, and all profits from the sale of the works will be donated to EVAW. More information on submitting artwork is available here.