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    Patches, Pins & Buttons

    for Bad-Ass, Body Positive Feminists

    Patches, Pins & Buttons for bad-ass body positive feminists!

    For the last 5 years I have had one of the raddest backpacks in the world. It’s grey-wash faux denim, huge in size (like, Mary Poppins would be jelly kind of huge) and I procured it for the measly sum of $5 at a discount outlet when I very first moved to Melbourne.

    I covered it in patches and buttons (or “badges”, as we call the latter here in Australia), and every time a hole or tear would pop up, I will dutiful mend it. And then the straps started breaking. And then the entire base of the bag started to wear so thin I would have needed to replace the entire panel. This last stage happened right before I went to America, and whilst there I bought another version of the coolest backpack in the world.

    Now i’m home and I think it’s time to just let bygones be bygones. I’m trying to be less attached to material possessions (probably a residual effect of going to boarding school at the age of 6), so i’ve decided to say goodbye to my old backpack. But! One of the joys of covering it in patches and pins is that I can strip them off and reuse them in some sort of a re-incarnation of my once precious side-kick.

    I’ve been wanting to add to the collection, so have been doing a little research and have found A WORLD of the most amazingly awesome patches, pins & buttons that money can buy. I was mostly searching for “feminist” and “body positive”, but hey some of these are just totally epic in a way that embodies the essence of being a bopo feminist (even if not in direct relation).

    So without further ado, feast your eyes on my wishlist (in no particular order) of sensational decorative embellishments!

    1. “Support Your Local Girl Gang” by halfstitchembroidery


    Available on Etsy











    2. “DIY or DIE” by owlbus


    Availble on Etsy
















    3. “Whatever Forever” by Sarah M Lyons


    Available via Sarah M Lyons














    4. “Sounds Like Bullshit To Me” via LostThenFoundPatches


    Available on Etsy















    5. “Eat Cake” by Kaylyn Weir x Little Arrow Studio


    Available via Little Arrow Studio


















    6. “Hairy Legs” by TheFeltedFaun


    Available on Etsy

    7. “100% Organic Whoop Ass” by dahliasoleil


    Available on Etsy





















    8. “Double Trouble” by Gemma Flack


    Available on Etsy
















    9. “Back Fat is Bitchin'” by kirstywinters


    Available on Etsy
















    10. “Pucker Up, Creep” by Sugarbones


    Available via Sugarbones












    11. “My Cup of Tea” by ModernGirlBlitz


    Available on Etsy











    12. “Bloody Hell” by Live Sick Die Ill


    Available via Live Sick Die Ill












    13. “Catcall Me and I’ll Key Your Car, Motherfuck” by Live Sick Die Ill (because I just can’t get enough of their stuff)


    Available via Live Sick Die Ill












    14. “Riots Not Diets” by TheNerdyFeminist


    Available on Etsy
















    15. “Pit Hair – Don’t Care” by CreepyGals


    Available on Etsy












    16. “Make Herstory” by HexYourself


    Available on Etsy










    17. “Carb Queen” by Sabre Tooth Dream


    Available via Sabre Tooth Dream













    18. “Bad Luck Babe” by Sick Girls Official


    Available via Sick Girls Official














    19. “Fight Like a Girl” by Jade Boylan


    Available on Etsy
















    20. “Beat It, Creep” by Lillian Cuda


    Available via Lillian Cuda














    21. “Feminist” by kateslittlestore


    Available on Etsy













    Do you already own any of these? Or do you have any hot tips on other indie patch and pin creators that I can stalk?