We are PISSWIFE, a feminist art collective from Amsterdam. PISSWIFE’s main project is creating a zine that contains things we have written and visual artworks we’ve created. Besides printing a zine every now and then, we post our art on our social media, write articles on our website, create videos and organize social events.
PISSWIFE is run by feminists that wish to share little pieces of their lives here in Amsterdam. We are all individuals with divergent opinions on various topics, however we all share the idea that PISSWIFE – as a space for young feminists to just exist – is inherently a political project. The idea of being a PISSWIFE comes from our frustrations towards the ways in which voiced feminists are received and often named, not only in this city, but across the world. As PISSWIFE is a made up name – a re-appropriation and mistranslation of the Dutch swearword ‘zeikwijf’ – it is out there for any feminist to claim, no matter their gender, sexuality, or race. Amsterdam is the city that brought us together and thus serves as the backdrop to our activism.