Almost two years since its inception, the Time’s Up movement continues to push for necessary social and political change when it comes to the matter of sexual assault, harassment, and inequality. Now the organization has partnered with Society6, which is working with 12 female-identifying artists around the world to create a collection of prints, with 10 percent of proceeds going directly to the cause.
The message of the collaboration is by no means subtle: Each image, by artists such as NYC-based Sabrena Khadija and Mexico City’s Ana Leovy, features the phrase Time’s Up embedded in an illustration that symbolizes female empowerment and intersectionality. This is purposeful: “It’s easy to forget about the things that really matter as we go about our busy lives. We hope this collection will help start much-needed conversations about equality and representation, and create continued awareness for Time’s Up’s vital mission,” says Stephanie Dixon, director of brand and content for Society6.
While buying a poster (or phone case or mug) is by no means a substitute for taking action—calling your senators, donating money, protesting, or supporting other legislative organizations like Rise—it is a small way to make a contribution, support an independent artist, and add an item with meaning to your home. “Buying a piece from the Time’s Up collection doesn’t just mean that you’re donating financially to the cause,” says Dixon. “The artwork that will hang on your wall, hold your morning coffee, or protect your phone will serve as a constant reminder of all of the things Time’s Up stands for: inclusivity, solidarity, dignity, and a fairer working world for women of all kinds.” That’s something we can stand behind.