These Inspiring Illustrations Have Us Thinking Body And Beauty Positive

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Carol Rossetti is a 26-year-old illustrator and graphic designer from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. We came across her beautiful work online and needed to know more about her and her inspired body and beauty positive illustrations.

WYSK connected with Carol and here’s what she shared with us:

Carol_Rossetti“I started the series because the world’s attempt to control women’s bodies, behavior and identity really bothered me. This kind of oppression seems so entangled in our culture that most people don’t even realize it’s there.

My goal with these illustrations is to show this oppression in all its shapes, and make people question themselves about it. The project has grown, and I like to talk about other themes as well, such as racism, ableism and LGBT issues.

I create all of the illustrations first in Portuguese, and then translate them into other languages. Although I have studied English and French, I sometimes make mistakes when I am writing. I need to be extra careful with language, because one word may be fine in Portuguese, while its literal translation to English could be a disaster. It’s a slow process, but I think it’s worth it!”

Yes, we think it’s worth it too!

Carol has illustrated a children’s book, but her illustrations are usually used in graphic design projects. In addition to being a graphic designer and illustrator, Carol identifies herself as a feminist, voracious reader, cinema enthusiast, chocolate lover and “constantly in love with author Neil Gaiman and singer Amanda Palmer.”

This is one WYSKy project we will continue to watch.









You can view more of Carol’s inspiring illustrations on her Facebook page or follow her on Tumblr.

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  • Fal Phil

    Be all you can be. And if other people don’t find that attractive, well, who needs other people?

  • Snakes on a Car

    Nobody in the western world is trying to control women’s bodies.

    • mec

      What about the fashion industry, the advertising industrial, all the mega corporations who control and manipulate all our desires to turn us into consumers rather than people?

      • Snakes on a Car

        Main Stream Media is completely run by progressives. If you don’t like the filth they are peddling then don’t buy/watch it.

  • Apollyon

    Snakes, I assumed the author is referring to Saudi Arabia? Or Afghanistan?
    In the West, it is women who police women. It’s called intrasexual competition. But, it’s easier to blame the ‘oppression’ on an imaginary Patriarchy (preferably a White, Hetero Patriarchy).
    Being obese and unhealthy is no way to live. If a woman chooses not to shave, that is certainly her prerogative. Her fellow females who don’t follow along will shun her.
    There is no oppression. There is privilege. And it exists in spades in the Western White Female.

  • Chance Boudreaux

    These are First World Feminism problems, brought to you by the free time created by The Patriarchy.

  • yohami

    Same applies to men, making you this about gender makes you a chauvinist

  • Brian

    No man would ever want to date any of the girls depicted in those illustrations. True story.