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sextbook:

inner—utopia:

Bless that one person in every group that is like “keep going, I’m listening” and encourages you to finish your story even when everyone else is talking over you.

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girl-violence:

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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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carolrossettidesign:

I’ll try to post more in english… It’s not my first language, so if you see any mistakes, just tell me and I’ll repost it :)

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just-a-daydream-awayx3:

serenityssmiles:

Alright, so I’ve sold enough swings that I’m going to do a giveaway! 


What you will win:
-One custom made baby swing!

Rules:
-It’s preferred that your child is under, or right at 1 year old, as the swings are safest when used by children under 40lbs, So I want your child to get the most out of the swing
-You don’t have to be following me, but it would be nice :)
-You can reblog as many times as you like, but don’t annoy your followers
-You have to be comfortable giving me your address
-You must live in the US. Sorry, but I don’t know how to ship outside of the country, and it’s expensive.

The giveaway ends on July 25th! At the end of the giveaway, I will ask the winner their child’s theme/colors and if it’s a boy or a gir, so I can custom make the swing to your liking.
Above are examples of swings I have made in the past. 

 

If you don’t win, but you still want to purchase a swing for your child, check out my Etsy shop. I’ll probably do another giveaway after this if I sell 5 more swings :)

 

So good luck to everybody!

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alright sorry guys, this blog is going to slowly but surely turn sort of baby-centric as time goes… 

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