Now that the concept of time is a confusing cluster, calendars are all the more important for keeping some sense of forward progress.
Luckily for us, a new crop of clever calendars are released every year, and I don’t know about you, but I need something inspiring to get me through 2021. In case you’re wondering, I’m a big fan of calendars. And, yes, I do use digital calendars as well, but as a visual person, I’ll always welcome the paper versions for my walls. The way I see it, calendars are a two-fer: After the year’s up, I frame my favorite pages as wall art.
Here are some of my favorite inspiring and motivational 2021 calendars.
($12.81 | Workman Calendars)
Each spread features a quote from a feminist icon or up-and-comer like these:
“When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example.” — Roxane Gay
“They’ll tell you you’re too loud, that you need to wait your turn; and ask the right people for permission. Do it anyway.” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
($13.49 | Sourcebooks)
By Ann Shen
($14.99 | Chronicle Books)
($11.99 | Willow Creek)
By Angi Sullins
($38 | Rifle Paper Co.)
By Julie Johnson Olson
One part homage to female scientists, artists, writers, activists, athletes, and leaders and one part call to action, each month highlights one revolutionary woman’s inspirational words paired with breathtaking original art and a short biography.
Created by LucasFilm Ltd.
($14.99 | Chronicle Books)
Modern Women 2021 Wall Calendar focuses each month on a masterwork from the Museum of Modern Art’s collection of powerful female voices in 20th century art. Twelve iconic works celebrate the accomplishments and influence of Séraphine Louis, Alexandra Exter, Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Nevelson, Joan Mitchell, Grace Hartigan, and Florine Stettheim.
Amy Cuevas Schroeder is the founder and CEO of Jumble & Flow, the new lifestyle brand that empowers women to thrive in midlife. By day, she works as the director of educational content for Unusual Ventures. She started her first business, Venus Zine, in her dorm room at Michigan State University, and later sold the company. She now lives in the Chicago area, and is raising twin girls with her husband, Martin, a social worker. Between Venus and Jumble & Flow, she’s worked as a content leader for Etsy, Minted, and Abstract, and has written for NYLON, Pitchfork, The Startup, West Elm, and more.
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