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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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"Who taught me to suck in my stomach,
or my cheeks?
Who told me to stand with my legs apart
and my hips thrust back
to create the illusion of a gap
between my thighs?
Who made me believe that the most beautiful part of me
is my negative space?"
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scalestails:

How a Parrot Learns its Name in the Wild

This is a really neat video about parrot language and specifically focuses on parrotlets!

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#cool!  #science 
Just because we’re small..

thepacificparrotlet:

doesn’t mean we aren’t a lot to handle.

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that we don’t have the same health issues.image

we need lots of mental stimulation to be healthy.

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The whole world is supposed to be our cage so we deserve the best that you can afford.

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Our feet are not designed for perfect cylinders

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and without proper nutrition, we won’t live for very long.

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We are not a decoration, our size does not make us cheaper, we live for 25+ years and deserve to live the best lives possible.

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action4animals:

Photos are of live male chicks, thrown away in the trash at a hatchery. ALL male chicks are killed by egg farms because they will never lay eggs, not even organic or “cage-free” eggs!

Hens are slaughtered and replaced every 1.5 to 2 years by egg farms because their “production” goes down. Chicks are hatched to replace them. Males can’t lay eggs. Only the females are profitable for egg production, so the males are tossed alive into the trash or thrown alive into grinders.

Please STOP EATING EGGS and products containing eggs!

*Buying chicks from the feed store also kills males. For every female you get for your backyard, a male was killed.*

More info, The Truth about Cage-Free, Free-Range, and Organic Eggs: http://afa-online.org/docs/cagefree.pdf



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nohnoelle:

How To Train Your Humans

nohnoelle:

How To Train Your Humans

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prrb:

please turn on the audio for this

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newtonandhermann:

jackpowerx:

fuckyesfeminist:

Average size mannequin with average size woman.

The problem, in one picture.

I never realized until seeing this picture that my interpretation of an average size woman has become REALLY SKEWED oh my god I wanna cry

Not tiny and trying to not be upset about it, society makes it harder.

freemindfreebody:

newtonandhermann:

jackpowerx:

fuckyesfeminist:

Average size mannequin with average size woman.

The problem, in one picture.

I never realized until seeing this picture that my interpretation of an average size woman has become REALLY SKEWED oh my god I wanna cry

Not tiny and trying to not be upset about it, society makes it harder.

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torontopigsave:

TPS and Golden Horseshoe Farmed Animal Save All-Day Vigil for the Pigs July 2nd 2014

A few of the 10 000 babies that were slaughtered on this day. As the heat increased, their suffering and screams only grew. A memorial was held in their honor. Rest in peace sweet children, we hope so much that one day your species will be free.

Help the pigs and choose veganism!

Learn more about Toronto Save and join our vigils! Tomorrow (July 3rd 2014), our 30-hour vigil for the cows starts at 6am at “St. Helen’s Meatpackers” bovine killing facility at 1 Glen Scarlett rd at St. Clair West and Weston rd. Please join us in solidarity with the cows who will lose their lives on this day.

Photo credit to dedicated activist, Hannah Gregus.

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"Avoid the friendship of those who constantly inquire and discuss the flaws of others."
Arabic Proverb  (via solacity)

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