Artist Shows What Women Have To Go Through Almost Everyday And How To Deal With It In 115 Illustrations
There are so many different kinds of artist and while some focus on creating beauty, others want to make a difference.
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."
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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.
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.
A lot of my friends were surprised that I had been abused as I hid it quite well. You never know what is going on in someone's private life when you're not around. Some people learn how to hide abuse and trauma because it's the only way for them to keep going and pushing their way through life.
People do not know how to deal with grief--sometimes they say horrible things that only make it worse. I think we need a book or manual for what to say--it would help a lot.
cellulite was never anything to be embarrassed about before advertising companies made it so--everyone has it. There's no reason to be ashamed
Me and my boyfriend get funny looks when we go out, yeah he's white. I don't get it.
Honestly, people need to start adopting more. There are too many kids in this world without homes! I wish more than anything in this world that I could adopt!
First, it's child sexual abuse and torture. Period. Second, since its intention is to make sex less pleasurable for women so they won't cheat on their husbands, an idea obviously thought up by a man, it's domestic sexual abuse that extends to when the little girl grows up. There's just no cultural justification for it. If the Hindus could abolish the practice of suttee (widow immolates herself on husband's funeral pyre), then FGM, which is not required by any religion btw, should also be abolished.
Any negative comment about your appearance is simply bullying unless you asked for that person's opinion.
i remember i was so embarassed by acne when i was a teenager! of course the problem is almost gone now but it still can happen sometimes. i wish my teenager me was able to give half the heck i'm giving now - that would have made it sooo much easier :D
hahahah this is so me! i've been sporting blue hair for 20 years and counting, and some people seem to never get tired of asking me that question! :D
I know men who will call their women incomplete even though they have all body parts. Toxic relationships should be ended ASAP, but I know from first hand how difficult it can be. Stay strong and believe in yourself, because you are NOT worthless and stupid and nothing without your man. If he tells you that, then HE is NOTHING.
And why should she smile if she doesn't feel like it ? To make other people comfortable ? Why should she ?
How can you say that to a person who has had to hide something so fundamental about herself her whole life?
I'm bisexual, so that means I can't be friends with anyone. There is only prey.
I honestly don't understand this middle school dress code with it saying "oh it'll distract the boys/girls" and I'm like "what."
Good that some believed onyl that she won't be happy. In most cases those "some" would believe she either was lying, or that she provoked or w/e else.
I'm shocked that there are even gay people who judge people for bi/pansexuality. I understand if you don't "get" it but there's nothing wrong with it!
Haveing sex is just one of the aspects of love. It's not like love = sex. Nor that sex = love on that matter...
OOH! That's a big one I don't hear talked about enough. I totally agree though, in the same line as circumcision or FGM you shouldn't change someone physically if they can't / don't consent to it. (Unless of course, there's an actual medical issue with leaving things as-is)
My grandparents got married at 18. They have been happily married for 60 years. Age when married has nothing to do with it.
It's not just bigger women who can have body image struggles. Skinny women can too. As a very skinny person I wish more people realized this.
this make you such an easy target for people who really want to hurt you. the last time i was hospitalized i was told to "enjoy my holidays" since i was going to the cinema or out to dinner or for a walk while in the hospital. my doctors do insist that, while iin my time off medication routines and IV treatment, i must go out and enjoy my day to avoid depression and apathy, which are not helping in any condition. mocking me up like that only highlighted the lack of empathy and understanding these people have in spite of claiming they love me and they care.