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An illustrated talk with Freya Linder

Liberation Skirt from 1945

Freya is a student whose work has explored the phenomena of Liberation Skirts, created in the Netherlands to celebrate Dutch Liberation Day on May 5th 1945. Invented by resistance fighter and feminist Mies Boissevain-van Lennep, the style has been described as a “feminist mode of political expression”, explicitly linking gender to national reconstruction in post war period. Inspired by this tradition Freya, working with Fabric of Protest, has created her own Covid Liberation skirt.