perSISTERS Posters & Small Prints


After the devastating slap of the 2016 presidential election in the US, the Women’s March was a tonic. With so many people who came from all over—and the sister marches around the world—it is clear that progressive action is becoming more potent than ever. And it is fired by female power. As I’ve been saying! The perSISTERS Series posters and prints are available at Black Lab Art Studio (and at Femme Fatale DC Pop-Up Shop) in 16 x 20 inch ($45) and 11 x 14 inch ($30) sizes, with $15 flat rate shipping and handling to US addresses. You can also order these printed on canvas and stretched on a frame AND SHIPPED TO YOU for $70 (11×14). These stretched canvas versions are ready to hang on your wall, no framing necessary. 16 x 20 inch posters on stretched canvas, signed and dated by the artist (Leda Black), are available for $200 ($15 shipping will be charged for these).

Contact me if you would like me to ship and I’ll send you an invoice. Wouldn’t one of these make a great gift for a “Nasty Woman” in your life?

perSISTERS on canvas, installed
A selection of perSISTERS designs on canvas. Installed at Republic Restaurant as part of an event celebrating women running for office in Takoma Park, MD.


 perSISTERS Small Prints, Stickers, and Sets

I have selected 10 poster designs to produce as 5 x 7 inch small prints, printed offset and gloss varnished, with information about the women printed on the backs. Each print is $4.00 and you can order a labelled and packaged perSISTERS Small Prints Set with all 10 small prints for a discounted $25.00. I also sell these in simple frames for $15.00. Click here to see the small prints (5 x 7 size).

I have adapted three poster designs available as 3 x 4 inch crack and peel stickers (BE BRAVE, BE PRESENT, STAND UP). Stickers are $3.00 each or 6 for $15.00. Click here to see these sticker designs.

Here are the poster designs


This page has been arranged to show posts about the posters as I create them. So click on the links below.

  • Introducing Female Power Project Positive Protest Principles Posters - I’ve made this series within a series, I suppose within TWO series. Isn’t everything connected anyway? After the devastating slap of the election, the Women’s March was a tonic. With so many people who came from all over—and the sister marches around the world—it is clear that progressive action is becoming more potent than ever. […]
  • Three New Poster Designs - I’m now calling these #FemalePowerProject Positive Protest Principles Posters. With these three, the total number of designs will be ten. (Click here to see the first seven designs.) They are: DISSENT honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg; be marvelous TOGETHER honoring Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and FIGHT honoring Hillary Clinton. Two sizes are available […]
  • The Honorable Kamala Harris knows her place - Here is my latest poster production honoring Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris is the junior Senator from California. Previously she served as Attorney General of California. Harris was born in Oakland, California. She is the daughter of an Indian mother, a cancer researcher who emigrated in 1960, and a Jamaican-American father who is an economics professor. […]
  • Take Up Space - Here is the most recent Female Power Project Positive Protest Principles Poster, honoring Rosa Parks. It’s called “Take Up Space.” I am here and it’s wrong to make me move. This is from Wikipedia: “Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement in the […]
  • Designs for Morrison, Roosevelt, Sampson join perSISTERS Poster Series - Here are two new poster designs in the #FemalePowerProject Positive Protest Principles Posters series, also called the perSISTERS. Now I will tell you about them. TELL your story It is partly through telling our stories—claiming the language for our experience—that we find female power. The more we speak and read, the more it is possible […]
  • perSISTER: Sophie Scholl & The White Rose - Sophia Magdalena Scholl was born on May 9, 1921, in Forchtenberg am Kocher, where her father, Robert Scholl, was mayor. At 12 Sophie joined the Hitler Youth, but became disillusioned. The arrest of her father left a strong impression on her. He was punished for telling his secretary: “The war! It is already lost. This […]
  • Reclaiming My Time - There’s so much to make art about right now. Sigh. “I thank you for your compliments about how great I am but I don’t want to waste my time on me.” “The time belongs to the gentlelady from California.” I’ve wanted to do a piece on Maxine Waters for a while but I’ve been waiting […]
  • Spread Love (honoring Heather Heyer) - The perSISTERS works are not the only things I’m making right now, but they are the pieces I finish the fastest. Every few days something happens to make a protest poster about! Soon I will be posting more about my (working title) Landscape of Objects pieces. August 28 is my deadline to complete three in […]
  • Siouxsie Sioux Takes Command - This design was a personal commission for my daughter’s birthday. She had mentioned more than once that I might want to do a perSISTERS poster for Siouxsie Sioux. And then it was going to be her birthday and I thought I would do one especially for her. You might be able to tell that I […]
  • Small Prints of perSISTERS - Fresh in the studio, 5 x 7 inch small prints of ten perSISTERS designs—you asked for them! Some are reworked designs and they are all slightly different because the ratio is different than the 8 x 10 base size I design them in. The “SPEAK” (honoring Elizabeth Warren) design is quite different, and also “use […]
  • New perSISTERS variations honoring Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Warren - I’ve tweaked these designs to add focus. I will have all the perSISTERS and the Female Power Project scarves and shawls for sale at the Takoma Park Street Festival on October 1, 2017, 10:00am till 5:00pm. Come say hey! Event info:
  • Phenomenology of Message - What the Female Power Project is meaning I am an artist and I have an art business. These are intertwining occupations, obviously. There is making, and there is making ABOUT making. Art is, among  other things, a mode of communication in itself. The object itself communicates. At the most fundamental level this is an interaction […]
  • Stand for LOVE honoring Edie Windsor - I’m back to work on perSISTERS with a love story for Valentine’s Day. I have a few 11 x 14 of this design in the studio now. This one is for Edith Windsor. “It has to do with our dignity as human beings, our ability to be who we are, openly.” Edith “Edie” Windsor (née […]
  • sometimes you have to SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE for Serena Williams - New posts two days in a row?! This new perSISTER poster is for Serena Williams. Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions over the last 15 years from 2002 to 2017. On […]