Every year, for International Women's Day—March 8, I have a tradition of posting illustrations dedicated to many brave women from around the world. In the past years, there were 91 illustrations dedicated to all female recipients of the Yugoslavian "Order of the People's Hero," as well as portraits of female combatants from the Spanish Civil War.

This year, I decided to publish illustrations of 20 fierce female activists. They have been clearing the path for every woman out there and represent everyday inspiration. Unfortunately, some of them are still facing prison sentences and prosecution. Their work should be our example and inspiration of how to build a better future for everyone.

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Harriet Tubman (March 1822 – March 10, 1913) Was An American Abolitionist And Political Activist. Tubman Was An Activist In The Movement For Women's Suffrage

Harriet Tubman (March 1822 – March 10, 1913) Was An American Abolitionist And Political Activist. Tubman Was An Activist In The Movement For Women's Suffrage

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Dexxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Psst - when speaking about powerful women - Gina Carano should be metnioned as well = )

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg (March 15, 1933 – September 18, 2020) Was An American Lawyer And Jurist Ginsburg Spent Much Of Her Legal Career As An Advocate For Gender Equality And Women's Rights, Winning Many Arguments Before The Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (March 15, 1933 – September 18, 2020) Was An American Lawyer And Jurist Ginsburg Spent Much Of Her Legal Career As An Advocate For Gender Equality And Women's Rights, Winning Many Arguments Before The Supreme Court

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AriMalari87
Community Member
1 year ago

a very serious looking woman, but beautiful

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Remedios Varo (16 December 1908 – 8 October 1963) Was A Spanish Surrealist, Activist, And Advocate For Women's Rights

Remedios Varo (16 December 1908 – 8 October 1963) Was A Spanish Surrealist, Activist, And Advocate For Women's Rights

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Loki, God of Mischeif
Community Member
1 year ago

lmao i love the quote they put on her shirt

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Rosa Luxemburg (5 March 1871 – 15 January 1919) Was A Polish Marxist, Philosopher, Economist, Anti-War Activist And Revolutionary Socialist

Rosa Luxemburg (5 March 1871 – 15 January 1919) Was A Polish Marxist, Philosopher, Economist, Anti-War Activist And Revolutionary Socialist

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AriMalari87
Community Member
1 year ago

beautiful woman

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#5

Frida Kahlo (6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) Was A Mexican Painter, Communist, And Activist

Frida Kahlo (6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) Was A Mexican Painter, Communist, And Activist

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Neon Otter
Community Member
1 year ago

Where is her uni-brow?

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Simone De Beauvoir (9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986) Was A French Writer, Intellectual, Existentialist Philosopher, Political Activist, Feminist, And Social Theorist

Simone De Beauvoir (9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986) Was A French Writer, Intellectual, Existentialist Philosopher, Political Activist, Feminist, And Social Theorist

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Madison Sweeney
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I don't really understand what the quote says, but I think it says "I wish that human life might pure transparent freedom" It's oddly positioned.

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Angela Yvonne Davis (Born January 26, 1944) Is An American Political Activist, Philosopher, Academic And Author

Angela Yvonne Davis (Born January 26, 1944) Is An American Political Activist, Philosopher, Academic And Author

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AriMalari87
Community Member
1 year ago

beautiful woman who is an amazing actor

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Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) Was An English Writer, Considered One Of The Most Important Modernist 20th Century Authors

Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) Was An English Writer, Considered One Of The Most Important Modernist 20th Century Authors

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Gold roses
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I love learning about her! (If you do to I recommend reading blood on the river by Elisa Carbon and poison in the colony by Elisa Carbon really good books!)

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Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) Was An American Activist In The Civil Rights Movement Best Known For Her Pivotal Role In The Montgomery Bus Boycott. The United States Congress Has Called Her "The First Lady Of Civil Rights" And "The Mother Of The Freedom Movement"

Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) Was An American Activist In The Civil Rights Movement Best Known For Her Pivotal Role In The Montgomery Bus Boycott. The United States Congress Has Called Her "The First Lady Of Civil Rights" And "The Mother Of The Freedom Movement"

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Paul Budhram
Community Member
1 year ago

I read the middle part wrong lol i thought it was "what are you doing"

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Clara Zetkin (5 July 1857 – 20 June 1933) Was A German Marxist Theorist, Activist, And Advocate For Women's Rights

Clara Zetkin (5 July 1857 – 20 June 1933) Was A German Marxist Theorist, Activist, And Advocate For Women's Rights

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Molly
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is Bored Panda celebrating Marxists? Because they love mass death?

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Jane Seymour Fonda (Born December 21, 1937) Is An American Actress, And A Political Activist

Jane Seymour Fonda (Born December 21, 1937) Is An American Actress, And A Political Activist

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LC Greenwood
Community Member
1 year ago

Jane is a legend!! Activist for over 50 years

#12

Nasrin Sotoudeh (1963) Is A Human Rights Lawyer In Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh (1963) Is A Human Rights Lawyer In Iran

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Birgit M
Community Member
1 year ago

She is such a brave person!

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Hannah Arendt (14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) Was A German-Born American Political Theorist. Her Many Books And Articles Have Had A Lasting Influence On Political Theory And Philosophy. Arendt Is Widely Considered One Of The Most Important Political Thinkers Of The 20th Century

Hannah Arendt (14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) Was A German-Born American Political Theorist. Her Many Books And Articles Have Had A Lasting Influence On Political Theory And Philosophy. Arendt Is Widely Considered One Of The Most Important Political Thinkers Of The 20th Century

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Leymah Roberta Gbowee (Born 1 February 1972) Is A Liberian Peace Activist Responsible For Leading A Women's Nonviolent Peace Movement

Leymah Roberta Gbowee (Born 1 February 1972) Is A Liberian Peace Activist Responsible For Leading A Women's Nonviolent Peace Movement

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Indira Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) Was An Indian Politician And A Central Figure Of The Indian National Congress. She Was The First And Only Female Prime Minister Of India

Indira Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) Was An Indian Politician And A Central Figure Of The Indian National Congress. She Was The First And Only Female Prime Minister Of India

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Marta Mirosława Lempart (Born August 29, 1979) Is A Polish Social And Political Activist, Initiator And One Of The Leaders Of The National Women's Strike, Which Demands Women's Right To Abortion

Marta Mirosława Lempart (Born August 29, 1979) Is A Polish Social And Political Activist, Initiator And One Of The Leaders Of The National Women's Strike, Which Demands Women's Right To Abortion

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Glory The Rainwing
Community Member
1 year ago

For those who don't understand, that is Polish, it means, "Women's strike"

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Mira Furlan (7 September 1955 – 20 January 2021) Was A Yugoslavian And Croatian Actress, Activist And A Great Fighter Against Nationalism And The War In Yugoslavia

Mira Furlan (7 September 1955 – 20 January 2021) Was A Yugoslavian And Croatian Actress, Activist And A Great Fighter Against Nationalism And The War In Yugoslavia

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Dolores Ibárruri (9 December 1895 – 12 November 1989), Known As La Pasionaria Was A Spanish Republican Fighter Of The Spanish Civil War Of 1936–1939 And A Communist Politician Known For Her Famous Slogan "¡no Pasarán!"

Dolores Ibárruri (9 December 1895 – 12 November 1989), Known As La Pasionaria Was A Spanish Republican Fighter Of The Spanish Civil War Of 1936–1939 And A Communist Politician Known For Her Famous Slogan "¡no Pasarán!"

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Cuervo
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoa... another Communist. Bored Panda liked mass suffering.

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Vivienne Westwood (Born 8 April 1941) Is An English Fashion Designer Activist

Vivienne Westwood (Born 8 April 1941) Is An English Fashion Designer Activist

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Ceyda Sungur (Born 1986) Is Known As The Red Woman, Turkish Academic And Activist

Ceyda Sungur (Born 1986) Is Known As The Red Woman, Turkish Academic And Activist

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