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Women's History Month at Astek Home

06 Mar 2024
Women's History Month at Astek Home

Each year, we have this special month to commemorate and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of women throughout history. Whether it be through their efforts in social justice or pop culture, we celebrate a fairer and brighter society. We have a number of wallpaper designs named after some of our favorite influential women. Here, we highlight a few of the prominent figures behind their namesakes.

Julia Child and kitchen tool wallpaper


Julia Child was a pioneer in entertainment, being the first woman to host her own cooking show in the US (even before we had Martha). Her aired and unedited segments included all her blunders and slips, bringing a unique authenticity to American television at the time. Additionally, her knowledge of French cuisine made these types of recipes accessible to Americans nationwide. She leaves behind a legacy that inspires a love for food and cooking, encouraging all to explore new culinary horizons fearlessly.

Twiggy and retro floral wallpaperTwiggy 

Twiggy quite literally shaped the beauty industry with her trendsetting looks and unique aesthetic. Dawning a pixie haircut and menswear, she challenged the idea of form-fitting clothing on women, instead opting for a more “boyish” look. At the time, these daring choices were part of a movement that allowed women to ditch the suffocating societal norms and embrace a far more liberated style. 

Marlene Dietrich and retro yellow wallpaper


Marlene Dietrich didn’t just grace the screens with her sophisticated aura and harmonious voice but used her persona to challenge strict gender norms and voice her opposition to Nazi fascism that destroyed her homeland of Germany. Securing her American citizenship soon after her rise to fame, her openly androgynous look rocked pop culture and made her a regular face in motion pictures. In turn, she used her film earnings to help Jewish people escape war-torn Germany.

Eleanor Roosevelt and pink striped wallpaper


Eleanor Roosevelt, known as the “First Lady of the World,” used her platform to play an active role in political affairs. For example, she was the first lady to travel to an active war zone and served as the chair of the Human Rights Commission, where she played an important role in drafting the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Shirley Chisholm and retro geometric wallpaper


Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress and became known for her outspoken advocacy for marginalized groups. During this term, she also became the first black woman to seek presidential nomination. This brought issues of racial and gender equity to the national stage in her signature “unbossed and unbought” manner.