There are so many different kinds of artist and while some focus on creating beauty, others want to make a difference.


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Carol Rossetti is a 30-year-old artist from Brazil who has been drawing illustrations about strong women and their struggles for over four years.

"I started drawing when I was a very young child," Carol told Bored Panda. "But, then again, I guess all kids like to draw. I did develop other artistic interests as I grew up, like acting and sculpting, but they really didn't work that much, so I kept on drawing."

"I started working with illustration a couple of years after college. I created a page on Facebook to post a drawing every day, as a way for me to build up a portfolio and get better at drawing. Only my mom and a few friends followed my page back then, of course... But then came the Women project."

This project went viral, and we even wrote about it in 2014. "Through the Women project, I wanted to start a dialogue about feminism with people from outside of the activist movements. The messages in those illustrations are clear, easy to read and somehow comforting - but also very fast and very short. It's not aimed at people who are already familiar with the concepts of body positivity, freedom of choice, LGBTQI pride, intersectionality, social equality and human rights. I mean, these people are always welcome to feel comforted and represented as well. But I wanted to start talking about feminism with my aunt, my grandmother, my mother, the women in my life who were scared of the word "feminism". So it's more like a call for a debate, an invitation to talk about how sexism affects our lives every day."

"The first characters were based on people I knew (or, at least, the stories, cause the character design were mostly fictional), but soon women from all over the world started sending me their stories and experiences, so the project got wider and more interesting."

When asked what's the best part about drawing, Carol said: "I believe the best part is to learn so much and know that my work has touched some people so deeply. I never imagine it would happen." And what's the worst? "The worst part... well, I wouldn't call it "worst" since there's only one bad side to all of it. When we talk about feminism and human rights in general, you can bet you'll also get angry, aggressive backlash from conservatives. It's something we learn how to deal with, but I can't say it doesn't hurt. It does. Luckily, the love I got has always been greater than the hate."

Scroll down to see some of the amazing illustrations by Carol Rossetti and check out the links below to see even more.

More info: carolrossetti.com.br | Facebook | carolrossettidesign.tumblr.com | Instagram | kickstarter.com

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Anne 1 week ago

Y'all tell that to my mom :/

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 week ago

I like TINA! We need more TINAs in the world!

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diane a 1 week ago

breasts along with teats on dogs, cats and udders on cows, sheep and goats are for feeding babies, it is all in the warped eye of the beholder. Feeding a baby is sexual?????

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 week ago

Lydia - Time to change the Bf!

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Nightsong Ceawlin 1 week ago

I read a quote from someone who uses a wheelchair once that roughly went: I'm not confined to my wheelchair. My wheelchair gives me the freedom to get around and do the things I want to do instead of being confined to my bed.

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Monika Soffronow 1 week ago

Since I am a standard hetero I have a hard time "understanding" homosexuality - but then again, I have a hard time to understand what it is to be Chinese, or brown-eyed, or six feet tall, you know, all of these attributes we simply are because we were born that way. Live and let live, love and let love. And no, ignorant shepherds 1500 or 2000 or 3000 years ago did NOT know better.

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Mimis Nachbarin 1 week ago

That's true. Love yourself and you will be loved. For who you are and for how you look: because (thanks to the beautiful diversity of mother nature) there are lovers for all kind of bodytypes.

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Janine B. 1 week ago

Here in Germany beaches usually have parts where everyone can go fully naked. Nothing sexual, just natural. It's so good to feel free in any shape and no one stares or even cares.

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Nightsong Ceawlin 1 week ago

What on earth does "traumatized enough" even look like? And by whose measure?

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