WMXN CREATIVE , the large scale zine, was created in response to the issue of inequity for womxn of color within visual art and design, as well as feminism. People of color do not see themselves wholly represented in media the same way most others do; Within that, womxn of color, as well as trans, queer and non-binary people of color, see themselves drastically less. This work aims to uplift by curating and normalizing many different creatives of color within a single publication—writers, poets, performers, painters, visual artists, etc.—revealing all the different ways in which they use art and design within the context of their own culture and relationship with womxnhood.
This work does not intend to solve a systemic problem, but rather to create a platform that provides support and empowerment for those of us affected by the harmful inequity in art, design, and feminism. WMXN CREATIVE gives awareness to the fact that striving for equal representation is important for every person, of color or otherwise. Womxn of color should not be expected to modify their works’ bearings to fit within the norms of design. This work aims to not only reflect this, but to tangibly reinforce it by uplifting artists’ work in editorial print.