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YWCA: Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women

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As we near the YWCA Stand Against Racism day on April 29, 2011 it seems appropriate to post some images from the poster project I worked on in celebration of 100 years of the YWCA in Asheville.

As part of their centennial celebration, the YWCA in Asheville gathered information and images to make a series of posters commemorating the important work they have done and continue to do in our community to eliminate racism and empower women.

In total eleven posters were made.
The areas of focus were:

  • E.Thelma Caldwell & the YWCA Boosters
  • The Central YWCA in Asheville, Where it All Began
  • Nurturing Children
  • Eliminating Racism in Asheville
  • Eliminating Racism at the YWCA
  • Health & Wellness
  • General History of the YWCA
  • History of the Phyllis Wheatley Branch
  • History of the South French Broad Avenue Location
  • Guiding Teens
  • Empowering Women

The two posters on Eliminating Racism are shown above as examples. I encourage you to click on the images for larger pdf views so you can read the copy (please note, poster copy and images are copyright to the YWCA). For more information on the YWCA in Asheville, please visit their site at

Thank you for taking a Stand Against Racism.

Sibling Rivalry BRRG Poster

Yeah, I love creating posters for the Blue Ridge Rollergirls (BRRG)!

This time, a double header with the theme “Sibling Rivalry.”

When Drag’n SlayHer told me the theme I immediately pictured two young girls being, well, as sisters can be, bratty. Perfect for my children’s book illustration style.

So, some time at the drawing table, some coloring on the computer, some fun with type and a poster came to life. Well, actually two – one tabloid size and one letter size (shown).

Want to know more about BRRG? Visit them online at and come out to the bout on April 24th. I recommend picking up your tickets early, saves you some $ and time in line, giving more time for cheering.

And for you fans out there, who do you think was the inspiration for the young BRRG?