To say that one must love all shapes and sizes is easier said than done. Run by an Australia-based artist, this page looks at beauty beyond conventional standards. Every body hair, every stretch mark is beautiful in these illustrations. The artist also explores menstruation, trichollotomania, diabetes and other issues in her work.
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Today’s illustration is a little more personal ♥️ Here is a simplified look at my bras whilst growing up and what they said about me at the time. ? When i was young and my boobs first started growing in, I remember my mum handed me a ‘training bra’, I was confused but obliged. ? The second bra took up so many years – which is quite sad reflecting on it now. I was wearing under-wire, push up, male gaze designed crap as my everyday bra. Now, lingerie itself is nothing to demonise, it can be empowering, a fabulous means of self expression and just lovely to wear – but it was not these things for me and was worn as someone who was very insecure and dressing for the male gaze in the hopes of something – perhaps wanting to be found attractive? Who knows. Feminism was not something I knew much of nor understood whilst growing up (growing up sheltered + religious, in a religious school, with traditional & strict parents – oh what fun) ? Today when I get dressed, I’m putting myself first, which would’ve been a revelation to younger me, and I’m not sure she’d recognise me now. If you’ve read this far, thank you ♥️ Do you have a similar experience, or can you empathise? What has your journey looked like? ♥️ . . . #pinkbits #art #illustration #design #feminist #representation #diversity #pastel #peach #bra #lingerie #growingup
These UK based illustrators create nude incense holders and candle holders. The incense holders make the woman’s body the centre of attention and celebrate womanhood. The illustrations are made in such a way that attempt neither to subdue nor glorify the female form.
Despite much criticism about airbrushing and unrelatable beauty standards in advertising and magazines, we’re still on the lookout for women that we relate to. This account seeks to redefine beauty through relatable women, their body issues and acknowledges their imperfections rather than treating them as flaws that need to be brushed under the carpet.
You know how you watch Cardi B videos sometimes and wish you had your own Indian comeback taglines? Well, this account has got you covered. Follow this account for some humorous one liners. One of my favourites is the illustration Blame It On Nazar. Check it out!
The comic strips on this page range from politics to women’s issues and everything in between. This account will probably lead to an awakening about your relationships and friendships across gender and drops truth bombs left, right and center. One look at a comic strip and you might want to rethink many closely held beliefs!
This account speaks to women achievers across ages, recommends good short films to watch and helps you stay abreast with the latest conversations on gender and sexuality. Following this page perhaps may also shine a light on your internalised biases and help you unlearn some of them through their section of #fiimythbusting.
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Rape is an act of power and control and is not motivated by sexual gratification. . . . . . . . . . #FIIMythbusting #WednesdayWisdom #feminisminindia #feminist #feminism #women #win #indianfeminism #intersectionalfeminism #gender #equality #genderequality #intersectionalfeminist #indianfeminist #womensmovement #Resist #Herstory #womensrights #diversity #humanrights #SDGs #SDG5 #sexualviolence #sexism #victim #fact #myth #mythbusting
This page has some interesting analogies that Indian women would relate to. It also helps to start some new conversations and you can buy some funny stickers that you can buy! Through its anecdotes and curated tweets, the page smashes patriarchy, one post at a time.
Serving as a space for conversations on the LGBTQ community, this page discusses the issues of representation. Head to this page for some insightful reviews on the representation of the community in popular culture. You could also visit their website for details on their latest work and read personal stories.
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Artwork by Veer Misra @v.eird. . . Love isn't 'blind'. Love is inclusive. Love knows no boundaries drawn up by human minds and wars Love only knows that it deserves love back Love is for me and you Whoever I am Whoever you are. . . Go on to our bio and click the link to sign this wonderful petition and make this pride heart possible! . . https://www.change.org/p/unicode-consortium-the-world-needs-a-pride-heart-emoji . . @uber_india #lovemovesforward #india #lgbtqi #queer #samesexlove #equalityforall #prideforall #gender #sexuality #uberindia
Created by Imaan Shaikh, Woke Desi Boy is about Bare Minimum Basheer and his girlfriend. Basheer believes he is a feminist but he’s in for a rude shock every time he speaks to his mother or girlfriend and realises he isn’t ‘woke’ enough. A few laughs and some truth bombs guaranteed!
If you’re tired of seeing morally upright and socially accepted representations of women, this project is worth looking at. This page includes portraits of women who accept their individuality. It’s about celebrating your flaws and being unapologetic about your choices. Although this project is now defunct, scroll down to find someone relatable and perhaps you might! If not, wait around for the project to restart and you could send in your entries too!