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Women’s Stamps Collection


Women’s stamps collection
Daniela Brasil/ Daily Rhythms Collective
since 2018, on going.

This collection started after the brutal killing of Marielle Franco, on march 2018, following the longing for her presence – to extend all the struggles she embodied; and to contribute to the visibility of the struggles against systemic racism and violence at large. The election of the Joenia Wapichana, the first indigenous woman to the Brazilian parliament – in the general elections that followed Marielle’s killing, was the second stamp, a huge victory after an immense loss.

For the occasion of the event Corpocidade 6 in Salvador da Bahia, I also included Maria Firmino, the first Brazilian abolitionist female writer, still largely unknown. With these 3 women, I stamped more than 200 bills of Brazilian Reais with their faces and put them back into circulation, as Cildo Meireles taught us how to. Since then the collection is growing. In my ecoversities residency in Oaxaca, Mexico, Berta Cárceres and Comandanta Ramona joined in.

Now it includes Joenia Wapichana, Berta Cárceres, Mujeres Zapatistas, Angela Davis, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Wangari Maathai, Vandana Shiva, Léilia Gonzalez, Audre Lorde, Rigoberta Menchu, Juana Calfunao Paillaléf… and it should be growing …

The collection is normally presented in the format of the Empowerment Print Bar in street actions, where people can stamp post cards, small notebooks, badgets available for free, or in any surface they feel like.

In the Women’s Day 08.03.2022, together with Evelyn Tschernko we lauched a new version to speed up the spreading of the word….  Stick It! has published two collections with voices from the Americas, or Abya Yala&Turtle Island entitled_Black Feminism and Human & Earth Rights Defenders


The collection has been exhibited in the feminist archive in < rotor > centre for contemporary art, where visitors could make badgets with them. For the Human Rights Day celebration in the Afro-asiatisches Institut in Graz, the collection was presented together with the critical map “Who Owns the Land?” of the collective iconoclasistas, free to download here.

The project is developed in collaboration with the Afro-Asian Institute.
with the support of the
Department of Culture, StadtGraz;
LandSteiermark Kultur
Österreichische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

Photo credits:

Daniela Brasil, Nikola Milatovic, Schubidu Quartet


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