I am currently expecting my first child, something which Ladyland Emma has been a constant sounding board and wellspring of information about, while I predictably fluctuate from extreme excitement to existential terror (oh the joys!)
One of the more recent conversations we’ve had, was about our dismay at the limited number and style of decorative items geared towards baby girls and what is acceptable to put on display in their rooms. The options are often narrow, and cliched at best.
Now while I don’t yet know which flavour of baby I will be bestowed with, I do know, that boy or girl, this baby will be raised away from pink/blue gender lines, which I find not only restrictive, but totally dull! Young girls are so much more than tiaras and ballet – and while feminism allows us to love and enjoy those things, it also allows us to embrace science, Lego, space, dinosaurs – these are not gender exclusive items, and yet are rarely found in the “girls” section of any toy or department store. You can love wearing makeup and dream of horses, while also being interested in building things, or running fast, or being really really great at maths.
These posters, which Emma has beautifully designed, are our attempt to create decorative items for baby girls, which celebrate the awesomeness of being a woman-in-the-making, from ladies who are inspirations to us. We want young girls to aspire to be bold, to take risks, to be adventurous, to climb trees and to pursue their intellectual interests. We want to see young women empowered by women from fields as diverse as surfing, singing, design, literature, and a straight-up, bona fide cow girl!
As my hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person. Be independent.” I sincerely hope I can be that kind of mother.
So print out, post up, and remind your little girl she can be and do anything she puts her mind to!
To download your poster for FREE (for a limited time.)…
Click on the link under each image to download the PDF. Each poster is roughly A3 size.
The posters are designed to fit into an Ikea Ribba frame, the design will sit inside the mount opening measuring 29cm x 39cm.
You can print it on any A3 colour printer, but if you’re feeling fancy,I suggest giclee printing on watercolour paper. If you’re getting this done in the UK, The Print Space is great. Try their Hahnemuhle Photorag paper.
Please note: Images remain the property of Emma Scott-Child and can be reproduced for personal use only, not for commercial use or resale. If we find this sh!t on Etsy, we‘ll send our girls around. Please link back to this post if you’d like to use them on social media.