Womanist: Feminist Mug
Womanist: Feminist Mug
Alice Walker’s Definition of a “Womanist” from In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose Copyright 1983.
1. From womanish. (Opp. of “girlish,” i.e. frivolous, irresponsible, not serious.) A black feminist or feminist of color. From the black folk expression of mothers to female children, “you acting womanish,” i.e., like a woman. Usually referring to outrageous, audacious, courageous or willful behavior. Wanting to know more and in greater depth than is considered “good” for one. Interested in grown up doings. Acting grown up. Being grown up. Interchangeable with another black folk expression: “You trying to be grown." Responsible. In charge. Serious.
2. Also: A woman who loves other women, sexually and/or nonsexually. Appreciates and prefers women’s culture, women’s emotional flexibility (values tears as natural counterbalance of laughter), and women’s strength. Sometimes loves individual men, sexually and/or nonsexually. Committed to survival and wholeness of entire people, male and female. Not a separatist, except periodically, for health. Traditionally a universalist, as in: "Mama, why are we brown, pink, and yellow, and our cousins are white, beige and black?” Ans. “Well, you know the colored race is just like a flower garden, with every color flower represented." Traditionally capable, as in: "Mama, I’m walking to Canada and I’m taking you and a bunch of other slaves with me.” Reply: “It wouldn’t be the first time.”
3. Loves music. Loves dance. Loves the moon. Loves the Spirit. Loves love and food and roundness. Loves struggle. Loves the Folk. Loves herself. Regardless.
4. Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.
This sweet feminist mug is handmade to order right in my studio, just for you with high quality sublimation inks. Your ceramic mug is 11 ounces, dishwasher and microwave safe, and the image is sublimated on both sides.
♥ Made with ceramic, not plastic!
♥ Wrapped up in lovely blue recycled tissue paper
♥ Packaged in a recycled/recyclable box, nestled in recyclable & reclaimed air fill pillows
♥ Add gift wrapping, including a customized note to the recipient at checkout
♥ Put together your own feminist mug set! 4 at 15% off, or 6 at 20% off
*Actual colors may vary from the color on your screen due to monitor color restrictions*
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