The Five Best Feminist Calendars for 2015

We love a good digital daybook as much as the next geek, but there’s something undeniably magical about a hold-it-in-your-hands print calendar. Whether you’re a meticulous planner, fear the digital world or simply want a new bathroom wall hanging, we’ve got the calendars for you. Start your 2015 year (and each month following) with these feminist calendars—highlighting powerful, important and all-around badass women. As my mother taught me: A feminist a day keeps the patriarchy away!

1. Monarch Calendar

  • Company: Rifle Paper Co.
  • Format: 6 x 7.5” spiral-bound, flip calendar
  • Description: This calendar features women leaders from around the world in lovely hand-painted illustrations inspired by the women’s home countries and ruling dates. The calendar includes Queen Sālote of Tonga (right), Catherine the Great of Russia, Amina of Nigera and a slew of other leaders to have on your historical radar.
  • Price: $16


DearHancock_HistoricalWomenAmelia2. The Imagined Desks of Historical Women Calendar

  • CompanyDear Hancock
  • Format: 6 x 6” easel flip calendar
  • Description: This calendar imagines the desks of famous women throughout history, including Amelia Earhart (right), Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and Genevieve E. Jones—to name a few. We see their imagined paintbrushes, hats, glasses of wine and the occasional furry friend.
  • Price: $16


2015WallFrontIconweb3. We’Moon: Wild Card Calendar

  • CompanyWe’Moon
  • Format: 12 x 12” wall calendar
  • Description: Once a year, the team at We’Moon sends out a call for art to publish in their annual calendar, which celebrates women and women’s creations. This year’s theme is “Wild Card,” focusing on freedom, change and transformation. The calendar includes key astrological information, lunar phases and more.
  • Price: $15.95


pretty-bald24. Pretty Bald Calendar 

  • CompanyPretty Bald
  • Description: Pretty Bald aims to change the conception of beauty in relation to baldness. So often, feminine beauty is tied to hair, which erases many women. Proceeds from the sale of this calendar—featuring a slew of beautiful bald women—go to Alopecia U.K. Organizer Victoria says, “Having had Alopecia for nearly three years, I’m pretty comfortable in my own skin and am really open about Alopecia, mostly because I have a fantastic support network. Many people I have met really struggle with the condition and it becomes a barrier to doing what they want and being who they want to be.”
  • Price: £10


5. Les Femmes Calendar

  • CompanyRifle Paper Co.
  • Format: 11 x 18” spiral-bound calendar
  • Description: These illustrations, by French illustrator and photographer Garance Doré, suggest a life of Parisian glamour and intrigue, complete with block colors, sultry stares and the feel of an original design sketch. Whether you want to imagine a femme fatale backstory for these women, admire Doré’s craft or surround yourself with strong, assertive-looking ladies, this calendar does it all (and then some).
  • Price: $26

Photos courtesy of the calendar companies.



Brianna Kovan is a reader and writer from the Midwest. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English.