Contemporary artist Sophie King is exposing the flaws of the character perspective on women vs men and popping hard pills to swallow through the art of embroidery. She has been making waves on Instagram with her bold messages often emblazoned on fabric, sometimes flowers or pumpkins. The British artist is one of the many female embroidery artists who is reclaiming the art form for creative expression and social commentary.
With messages like â€śmaybe Iâ€™m not too sensitive, maybe youâ€™re just a dickhead?â€ť, â€śyouâ€™re not a bad boy, youâ€™re just a bad personâ€ť and â€śstop saying sorry as a shortcut,â€ť the embroiderer captured the hearts of prominent publications likeÂ VogueÂ and even collaborated with singer-songwriter and fashion mogul Gwen Stefani. â€śI hope that if people choose to, they will find empowerment in wearing some of my embroideries, which are about taking back ownership over our own bodies,â€ť King tells Vogue.
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