These four fridge magnets (available individually or in a set of 4) are reproductions of my original acrylic paintings taken from high quality professional fine art scans. The magnets measure between 2 and 4 inches in a semi-gloss vinyl finish with colours that pop. Display them on your refrigerator, white board, or even toaster - you do you! Dimensions: Dyke: 2.5x2.5" Queer: 2.75x2" Tomboy: 4x2" Man Hater: 2.25x2.25" The series represents how queer women* have been referred to, often without our knowledge or consent. Some of the words have been used in hatred, like the angry man who spits “dyke” at a woman in a tie, and sometimes in well-intentioned ignorance, like the mother who takes an apologetic tone when she says about her daughter, “oh she’s just a tomboy”. Queer women have had varying reactions to these labels - sometimes we reclaim them as a badge of honour, and sometimes we are crushed beneath their weight. The series is intended to make room for both discomfort and celebration. * I identify as a queer genderqueer woman and the series is painted from that point of view. However, if it appeals to folks in the broader LGBTQ2IA+ community who don't identify with the label "queer women", that's room for even more celebration in my book!
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