“SHE SLAPS!” featured artist: Susi Possnitz (Austria)

Please provide a brief description of your work.

The subject of the sticker is a smiling used sanitary tampon, digitally drawn with quick and rough brushstrokes and colored in a simple and flat manner.

Does being a female artist, or identifying as a female artist, influence your work, and if so, how?

Yes, it does. Some of my works focus on gender related topics, like an editorial design for an brochure with tips and action steps against gender-mainstreaming or an explanatory card game about menstruation. All of those projects include my personal experience and are based on my perception of feeling as a female.

What’s the best thing about being a female artist in the sticker world?

The best thing may be that right now being female is something that sells well. It’s the worst and the best at the same time. The feministic hype makes it easier to spread good ideas, but the capitalistic instrumentalization of feminism is the price every female pays.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

It’s up to us. We are the generation of change.

Special thanks to Oliver Baudach, Hatch Kingdom, Berlin, Germany, for his work to organize the SHE SLAPS! Street Art Stickers by Women Artists from Around the World traveling exhibition.