A virago is a woman who demonstrates exemplary and heroic qualities. The Latin word meaning variously, vigorous, heroic maiden, a female warrior, heroine.
The word virago has almost always had an association with cultural gender transgression. A virago, of whatever excellence, was still identified by her gender. There are recorded instances of viragos (such as Joan of Arc) fighting battles and wearing men’s clothing.
A COLLABORATION OF GENERATIONS
Jacqueline Rudolph is a contemporary visionary artist and activist, her work reflects the power, strength and resilience of female identity, eliminating sexist oppression and uniting all peoples, forming a new society that has a balanced ideology, leaving all negative social roles behind and connecting ourselves to the world. Jacqueline is a VIRAGO. She is also a mother.
Jacqueline’s daughter, Kristin, is a poet, designer, developer and activist. Kristin’s mission to expose the female plight is fueled by a youthful angst, vexed by the struggle. With so much wrong with the world, what do we leave our children? Kristin is a VIRAGO. She is also a mother of three, the youngest of which is a daughter.
Three generations of VIRAGOS, one voice, mad style. A powerful mother/daughter design collaboration is born. Jacqueline hand paints each original jacket design to order in their studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
We will not be idle while the Patriarchy works to make up our minds for us, so we do what we know how, we get creative… we fight for our future and a better world.
We are WARRIORS FOR EQUALITY AND INCLUSION!