My name is Jude Diebold, 29 years old. My shop website is Etsy.com/shop/killthepatriarchy
I'm based out of Oakland California but am originally from Ohio.
I am inspired by the political work of women like Angela Davis, Dolores Huerta, Audre Lorde, Barbara Kruger, and Ruth Bader-Ginsberg to name a few across a broad spectrum of badass feminists and activists.
Everyday acts of resistance are inspiring to me, and what keep me motivated in all of my work.
I first started creating some of my prints, specifically the "abortion on demand and without apology" print when I really wanted a poster or shirt that read that text, but couldn't find one anywhere. I figured if I can't find it why not make it? So I did.
One fun fact about me- I have weird pets. My cat Emma is nick-named sponge and is notoriously creepy. My dog Luna, is an adorable little chihuahua who is terrified by everything.
I am inspired by women and queer people who are unapologetically themselves, that use their voice and talents to resist oppression, even in the face massive opposition. Recently, attorney general Sally Yates called trump's Muslim travel ban unconstitutional. He, in turn, fired her. She knew this would happen, but she also refused to succumb to racism and injustice, despite the consequences. That was really inspiring.
I absolutely consider myself a feminist. I think, especially in this current political climate, to not consider yourself a feminist is, if not downright ignorant, potentially dangerous. We are in a fight for our lives, our very self preservation, and unless we come together and resist together we are tragically doomed. This is how many women on the margins of society with intersectional experiences have always felt, but it is more potent now than ever. This resistance must begin with language, naming our oppression and our experiences, in order to fight back and to win.