"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.
Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!
OK SO THERE ARE TONS MORE OF THESE OF THE ARTISTS FB PAGE. GUYS THESE ARE AWESOME.
LETS APPLAUD CAROL ROSSETTI EVERYONE
LOOKIT GOT BETTER
Sexism. Does it still exist?
Many men say no.
There will always be moments in your life when you feel vulnerable, awkward, and insecure. You will find yourself questioning even the littlest things you do. Just remember that your feelings are valid, and you deserve wonderful people and experiences in your life. You deserve to be happy. But try to feed that happiness to others, as well. Try to be kind to others.Kindness resonates beyond its receiver. The ripple effect of love is a beautiful thing. I want to inspire others and bring love and acceptance to the world through body positivity. I hope people can grow past the sexualized state of bodies that society has implemented, because I choose when I am being sexual, and now is not the time. So try to get comfy in your weird, fleshy blanket, and let yourself be warmed by your own body. You are capable of such incredible self love.
(ps: if you reblog this on porn blogs, I’m going to have to summon the goddesses Hera and Athena to come down and break all of your internet devices)
imagine stabbing someone with this knife.
it would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.
if you want information it is
and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin
why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?
there’s the hufflepuff
The last bit of summer is almost here and its bitter/sweet for me. I love autumn and im excited its almost here but at the same time i dont want summer to leave just yet. :( Eitherway im trying to enjoy this lovely weather in atlanta. Today’s post is a casual look i thought i should share. I love this colorful blazer and decided to pair it with some denims. Your regular jeans can be worn however you want it. This is how im wearing mine today. “Simple Chic and on the Go” Enjoy! ♥
Have a great week
Top: H & M
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace : Vintage (thrifted)
I’m trying not to reblog everyone of her outfits …it’s so hardd though. She’s absolutely stunning and I’m in love with her style.
OH. MY. GAWD.
it’s a fucking sculpture I almost shat a goddamn cathedral I thought the serpent lords had come to reclaim the fucking earth
"i almost shat a goddamn cathedral"
Elsa Lanchester in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Fun facts about “The Bride” :
- "The Bride", the most obscure of Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters, is on screen for less than five minutes and is the only "Classic Monster" never to have killed anyone.
- Elsa Lanchester’s shock hairdo was held in place by a wired horsehair cage.
- Elsa Lanchester was only 5’4” but for the role was placed on stilts that made her 7’ tall. The bandages were placed so tightly on her that she was unable to move and had to be carried about the studio and fed through a straw.
- Elsa Lanchester said that her spitting, hissing performance was inspired by the swans in Regent’s Park, London. “They’re really very nasty creatures,” she said. (x)
Even with all the cc out/coming out for it, I just don’t see the point in keeping it on my computer. The game-play bored me to tears, and I just can’t be bothered to have to download 95 color variations of a piece of cc. Don’t even want to think about dealing with creating for it, either.