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'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols
'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols
'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols
'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols
'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols
'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols
'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols
'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols
'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols
'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols
'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols

'feminist icon' candle by flaming idols

$10.00

The message: Light a candle and call on a great icon for inspiration and guidance.

Benefits Planned Parenthood

The gear: Each candle is 2.5 inches high and 2 inches wide at the base. The candle burns for approximately 10 hours and is made with 100% soy wax.

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass, soy wax, paper, ink
The artist: Flaming Idols comes out of artist Robin Markle's deep love for her queer community and the support they give one another. The first candles she made had an image of Grace Lee Boggs, and she made just six, one for each member of her queer anarchist study group. Over the 3+ years they had studied together, they had read many pieces by Grace, and she was a source of great inspiration to all of them. Markle wanted to be able to light a candle when she had a tough question and ask Grace what she would do. After she made the initial six, she started thinking about the many other people, especially queer people and queer elders, who she would love to have an idol of to call on for guidance. Thus, Flaming Idols was born! Markle chooses people to draw who have been influential or inspirational to her and her friends. She tries to represent and appeal to a wide array of the queer community and our allies.