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No longer need women to navigate the design profession without role models to look up to and be inspired by. No longer have women to conform to any predefined career orientation, designing their paths in whichever way they deem best. And because, in recent years more than ever, women in design can find inspiring examples all around them, the practitioner of today should not have to quiet down their voice, hush away their presence, hide their influence.
And yet, it is this reclaiming that is the biggest challenge, one that must take most of our attention right now: finding and using our own voices in design, loud and clear.
To say things such as:
Yes, I take that opportunity.
Yes, allow me to access that platform.
Yes, give me that job (and pay me as much as you would a man).
Yes, represent and sell my work (for the same price as you will sell a work made by a man).
Yes, this is obvious, necessary, and the only way I will work for you, with you, alongside you.
Excerpt from the essay “A Woman’s Work, or, steps towards the yin revolution”, by Vera Sacchetti and Matylda Krzykowski, in the exhibition catalogue of Gegen die Unsichtbarkeit.