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Female Merit Badge

January 30th, 2009     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

Female Merit Badges Yeager

Embroidery artist Mary Yeager creates beautifully intricate merit badges that illustrate female “rights of passage”. Much like the badges you’d get in Brownies or Scouts that proclaim your ability to camp in the snow, build a campfire, or be a good friend, Yeager’s badges mark the different milestones women experience and pass in their life time. Her work celebrates the positive aspects of women’s rights of passage but also criticize “the myriad physical manipulations women undergo to achieve cultural ideals of beauty” (Yeager’s website).

Recently featured on CRAFT Zine, Yeager’s work will be shown in New York at Forget Me Not (Gallery Hanahou) from February 6th to 27th, 2009.

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