She Bends is the first and only collective of womxn bending their own neon.
Pushing the boundaries of their medium beyond the confines of commercial signage, She Bends was started out of a need for support among womxn benders. They foster an ethos of community over competition and believe it is their responsibility to move the craft forward towards sustainability & diversity.
Their traveling exhibition creates an opportunity for womxn benders to share their work with the communities around the nation and focuses on programming that educates the public on this storied medium. These shows also provide them with a platform to celebrate womxn who may not be bending their own glass but are taking swings at the glass ceiling in their respective fields.
Photos from the She Bends Opening Party at Timbuk2 on 11/16, below. All shots by @janwayneswayze.