How one brother and sister team is celebrating American women who changed the course of history.
The Woman Cards
Hillary Clinton’s response, back in April 2016, to Trump’s accusation that she was playing “the woman card” was nothing if not galvanizing to her many supporters. “If fighting for women’s healthcare, and paid family leave, and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!” she pronounced. Brother and sister act, Zebby and Zach Wahls were listening – and they had their own response to Trump’s remarks: the creation of a hand-illustrated deck of cards featuring influential American women who changed the course of history.
The two began a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $5,000 – enough to print about 500 decks of cards, and turn a negative comment into an educational project. Instead, the pair ended up raising over $150,000, and to date have shipped over 60,000 decks worldwide. Their first deck included 15 hand-drawn illustrations of women like Amelia Earhart, Beyonce, Rosa Parks, and the woman who inspired it all, Hillary Clinton. “These women have accomplished so much against such incredible odds and in so many different fields. We feel it is important to honor and champion those contributions,” said Zach Wahls.
After the incredible first wave of support for their Woman Cards, Zebby and Zach threw themselves into making a second deck in time for what they hoped would be a win for Hillary in the 2016 Presidential election. “We had been hoping to release this next printing in a spirit of celebration. Instead we’re releasing it in a spirit of perseverance and resistance,” said Zach Wahls. “The new women we’ve included reflect the broad diversity of our country and its history at this critical moment.”
We partnered with Woman Cards to shine a spotlight on yet another incredible woman, Sarah Sophie Flicker, whose efforts organizing the Women’s March helped to harness the power of diverse women across the United Sates, and their communities, to create a better, more equitable tomorrow. See her card, and read her essay, What’s Next, to find out how she, and you, can continue to support this crucial fight.
To learn more about The Woman Cards, click here.
Co-creator Zebby Wahls
Co-creator Zach Wahls