What it means to be a woman today

http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/30173/1/what-it-means-to-be-a-woman-today-illustrated

 

Artículo en Dazed que muestra las obras de 5 ilustradoras diferentes y su representación de lo que significa ser mujer hoy en día.

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POLLY NOR (@POLLYNOR)

“I wanted to draw something bright and fun to celebrate our progression whilst highlighting how much further we have to go. The climbing wall represents an ongoing, up-hill struggle in which we must take steps towards a more equal and safe society for all women.”

 

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CELESTE MOUNTJOY (@FILTHYRATBAG)

“This piece is a kind of commentary on how I like to see women build one another up rather than try to break each other down. We are all in the same boat and it’s important to water each other into big happy trees. Grow the people around you. Love ladies.”

 

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AMBIVALENTLY YOURS (@AMBIVALENTLYYOURS)

“I believe in the feminist understanding that ‘the personal is political’ (as coined by Carol Hanisch). I believe that personal experiences are influenced by a larger political climate and that sharing our stories can be a radical feminist act. Yet, while individual stories are important, they are not universal. On days like International Women’s day (or every day for that matter) it is crucial that we make room for multiple stories to coexist without hierarchy and to remember that the definition of the word “woman” should be inclusive, expandable and intersectional.”

 

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FRANCES CANNON (@FRANCESCANNON)

“Women’s Day can be a reminder to women and lovers of women to band together and support each other! Remember the incredible accomplishments of historical women, and celebrate the accomplishments of women today! Be confident in your own sexuality, beauty, ability, belief and body and show trust and kindness towards other women of all races, bodies, backgrounds and beliefs.”

 

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AYQA KHAN (@AYQAKHAN)

“The references I used are all ones that I have a connection with. Audre Lorde and Angela Davis are both women who have taught me so much and have had a huge impact on women in general. I am still learning so much from so many incredible women. Playing a twist on iconic figures is something I often do, because I never had any role models from mainstream media that I felt like I could relate to. I often wonder how I would be like if there was a lot more diversity in such widely accessible mediums especially in regards to South Asian woman. Bikini Kill is so, so powerful and I’m not sure if any of their records went gold but they have in my head/art! Overall, my goal with this piece is to showcase a reality in which we all can be individualists and highlight the ones who have shown a path in my life.”

 

Alejandra Herrera

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