The original “The Future Is Female” T-shirt design was made for Labyris Books, the first women’s bookstore in New York City, which was opened in 1972 by Jane Lurie and Marizel Rios. The photographer Liza Cowan took a picture of musician Alix Dobkin, her girlfriend at the time, wearing it in 1975. The photograph was done for a slide show she was working on called: "What the Well Dressed Dyke Will Wear."
This slogan has lasted through the decades and is reemerging as an empowering statement for all, as female-identified bodies and rights remain under attack. Inflexibile and compulsory sexual and gender binaries are used to oppress and deny people their humanity and agency. “The Future is Female” is the past, the present and the future, and is language that resonates.
100% cotton, available in Black + White Text
Made in the USA
Otherwild is a studio, a store and a gathering, workshop and event space in Los Angeles. Otherwild was founded in 2012 within a vast, multi-disciplinary community of inspiring artists, craftspeople and designers. Otherwild collaborates with creatives and institutions to create unique apparel, jewellery, publications, branding, websites and artist editions. Otherwild's design vision is distinctly cross-disciplinary, incorporating a passion and respect for the handmade into our work.