One of the enduring strengths of Star Trek is how it has inspired so many people in so many fields for decades. The latest example of this is Women Make Trek, a new fan art initiative bringing artists from around the globe together to pay tribute to the women of Star Trek.
Women Make Trek
The new Women Make Trek initiative was put together by artist Laz Marquez – known for popular Star Trek art often shared by cast and crew – and Heather Rae, founder of Fans Give Back and host of the Fanthropology podcast. According to the pair, it was ” born from a mutual love of the Star Trek Universe, art and design, and the incredible wealth of artistic talent working today who you may or may not be aware of.”
The goal of Women Make Trek is to “highlight the strength and contributions of the women who have made Star Trek, in all of its iterations, what it is.” The site is run by fans and for fans and is entirely free. They are not selling any merchandise based on the artwork, just offering a showcase of artists and their inspiration. They are also inviting fan artists to submit their work to join the initiative.
Currently, the website womenmaketrek.com features a number of pieces of art with a variety of styles, each featuring a different Star Trek character, and each is accompanied by the stories behind how these women and actresses have impacted the artists’ lives. Their goal is to expand and “build new ideas that will bring fans and talent together in new and exciting ways.”
Women Make Trek will also feature cast and crew interviews through the Fanthropology podcast. Today’s launch includes a new interview with Star Trek: Discovery’s Mary Chieffo.
Keep up with Star Trek fandom and fan productions at TrekMovie.com.