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23 Sep 14 at 2 pm

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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Love people. Love all people, be kind to all people, be warm to all people. Everyone has their own battles and struggles and stories and reasons. Th best thing we can do is love them.

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23 Sep 14 at 2 pm

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mezopanda:

lukewadethompson:

From Sophie de Oliveira Brata’s Alternative Limb Project

Oh my gosh so beautiful.

woah

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feminism5ever:

gonna start saying “whitemanning” instead of “b*tching” from now on because white men complain way more than girls tbh

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23 Sep 14 at 1 pm

derpy face, but good hair with absolutely no teasing. #dirtybitch #noteasing #dirtyhairisbest

derpy face, but good hair with absolutely no teasing. #dirtybitch #noteasing #dirtyhairisbest

mikasil:

why do people freak out when they see a part of my bra or my stomach like what did you think was under my shirt?? a tank??? the great wall of china???? popular korean artist park jae sang also known as psy????????

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sosickweredead:

After 10 years of hearing kitchen, sandwich, driving, fake geek girls, being physically weak, and PMS Jokes. I do not care about hurting the feelings of boys with (stereotypically masculine)jokes.

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23 Sep 14 at 8 am

Sylvia Plath (via myrisingvoice)

oh my god she is a fucking boss

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"Girls are not machines that you put kindness coins into until sex falls out."

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23 Sep 14 at 8 am

Joshua Graham (via daydre-ams)

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"I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me."

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23 Sep 14 at 8 am

derangedbabydoll:

Relationship goals.

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derangedbabydoll:

Relationship goals.
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23 Sep 14 at 8 am

the-goddamazon:

designbydiaspora:

The sweetest thing

LOL I imagine Jay-Z probably tells the funniest dad jokes.

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23 Sep 14 at 8 am

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