Get These Playing Cards, Support Feminist Artists & Musicians

Alex’s Team Pick

I love Kickstarter. It’s the reason we have Unicorn Plan-It. It’s the reason this documentary about our second-class citizenship will exist. Kickstarter even indirectly gave rise to similar crowd-sourcing websites like PledgeMusic, which allows bands/musicians to raise money for their music-related projects (like my band – we’re trying to raise money to convert our tour bus to run on waste vegetable oil… but more on that later! #shamelessplug).

So this is the moment of the post where I bring your attention to a project that you may want to support the existence of: Feminist Playing Cards!

Feminist Playing Cards is the latest project of Homoground, a music website that promotes visibility for minority musicians. The deck will feature custom illustrations of 52 feminist musicians drawn by 14 feminist artists. Be sure to watch the video to see a few samples of the artists’ work.

I think it’s a cool idea, obviously, and a good way to support these artists/illustrators, musicians, and this queer podcast that could.

There are plenty of pledging tiers to choose from, but $20 gets you a deck. Sure, $20 is a lot of a normal deck of cards, but this isn’t your grandmothers deck of cards. For something this unique, this cool, and that supports our people, I think it’s worth it. I pledged like a million days ago, get with it guys.


Feminist Playing Cards on Kickstarter
Homoground Queer Podcast
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Cofounder and Design Director of Autostraddle. Professional web/graphic designer. Whiskey enthusiast. Drumming hobbyist. A past speaker at the 2010 BlogHer Conference ("Good Blog Design: The Role of Layout in an Online Medium"), 2013 Salon LGBTQ Conference ("Innovative Best Practices for Brand-Blogger Campaigns") and featured in the Los Angeles Edition of Refinery29's 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-owns and manages Tully's Training, a dog training company in Los Angeles. Twitter: @a_ex Instagram: alexxxvegaaa

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  1. I feel like Amanda Palmer needs to be on that list.
    But then again I feel like Amanda Palmer needs to be on everything. Mainly my speaker system.
    By which I mean my bed.

    • haha! I was surprised none of the artists chose Amanda Palmer! Maybe someone will change their mind in the final stretch. 8 days to go! Help us spread the word!

  2. I heard about this maybe a month ago? I was super excited then and still am, yet I still don’t seem to have an extra $20 for a whole set. But I do hope they reach their quota because it would/will be so awesome for these cards to be real things in the world.

    • help us spread the word! If we do hit the goal and get some made, I envision we’ll be doing some contests in the future where you can win a deck for free ;)

  3. UPDATE!! 2 days to go and totally funded (hooray!) but I’m guessing these awesome women could use all they can get! From their Kickstarter page: “The goal of $12,000 is the least amount we need to produce and manufacture the cards. The more money we raise, the more we will be able to do (T-shirts, Art shows, etc).” If you can pledge, please still do! I, for one, am dying to see t shirts. That Edith Piaf print is incredible.

  4. Thank you Autostraddle for helping us spread the word and to everyone that supported this project! We hit our goal! :)

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