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 show the appeal of Rosetti’s work. The message is clear: Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post everywhere as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
Rosetti shows the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities.
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including body image, ageism, racism and sexism. 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. Most of the situations are recognisable by women, they probably lived one lived some of them themselves.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity. The message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
Check out some of Rossetti’s illustrations below.
All images are of Carol Rossetti. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page