On Oct. 25, local designer Crissy Baker Lutz posted a photo of a “Nasty Woman” screen print on social media. The caption called for “nasty women” everywhere to bring her their shirts and she would screen print them for free.

As one might suspect, Baker Lutz now has a growing list of orders from both locals and friends across the country following her call for these “unpleasant females” to make a statement. Women from cities such as Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Dallas have put in orders for shirts so they can sport and support the “nastiness.”

Baker Lutz’s screen print is a result of the highly publicized comment Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made about his opponent Hillary Clinton during the final presidential debate, and was inspired by a co-worker at Niche Clothing Co. who had not yet registered to vote. She hopes the shirts will encourage those that are registered to go to the polls during early voting this week and on election day Nov. 8.

“I did not expect that at all,” Baker Lutz said in response to the amount of attention her social media post received. “One drag queen asked for one that just says ‘Nasty Woman’ all over it.”

The cost of becoming a “Nasty Woman” is a plain shirt: pick a style, pick a color, and join the club.

Crissy Baker Lutz screen prints a shirt for neighbor Anel Flores.
Crissy Baker Lutz screen prints a shirt for neighbor Anel Flores. Credit: Scott Ball / San Antonio Report

“It doesn’t feel right to charge for something like this. It’s easy for me to joke around about this, and it’s easy for me to take it lightly because there’s nothing holding me back from voting,” Baker Lutz added.

A&N Realty owner Anel Flores, who is an activist in the LGBTQIA community and a friend and neighbor of Baker Lutz’s, stopped by for her own “Nasty Woman” shirt.

“It’s just fun, I like artists who create community space so easily by just saying ‘Hey, I’m offering something fun.’ It’s political, it’s active, and it’s community engagement which is so much fun,” she said.

A&N Realty owner and artist Anel Flores speaks about the loving, diverse community of San Antonio.
A&N Realty owner and artist Anel Flores speaks about the loving, diverse community of San Antonio at an event earlier this month. Credit: Kathryn Boyd-Batstone / San Antonio Report

“Just as a Lesbian couple we are seeing tension that we never used to see,” Flores said when asked how Trump supporters would react to the shirts. “We are getting more stares than we used to … it’s almost like we have to go back to segregation, women’s right to vote, and women’s right to having credit cards. It’s almost like we are having to start all over again and it feels like that’s what they want.”

Flores said she waited in line for more than two and a half hours when she cast her ballot on the first day of early voting last week.

“All of a sudden this man (Donald Trump) has given (his supporters) permission to show who they really are,” she said. “They never caught up to the times, they’re still trapped.”

Baker Lutz will continue to make shirts for friends, family, and anybody else that would like to represent the design.

“You’ve got to give it to him, he gave us a great catch phrase.”

Baker Lutz is taking requests through her email crissy.baker.lutz@gmail.com. She is still undecided on whether she will add a Bad Hombre T-shirt design to her current endeavor.

A freshly made Nasty Woman shirt by Crissy Baker Lutz.
A freshly made “Nasty Woman” shirt by Crissy Baker Lutz. Credit: Scott Ball / San Antonio Report

Scott Ball

Scott Ball is San Antonio Report's photo editor and grew up in San Antonio.