Women: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and Empower by Carol RossettiWomen: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and Empower by Carol Rossetti

Women: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and Empower

IllustratorCarol Rossetti

Hardcover | October 20, 2015

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“Rosetti’s illustrations are personalized affirmations of the rights of women. They congratulate the empowered, comfort the survivors, and present rebuttals to the oppressive comments that rain down upon women from the heights of the patriarchy.” —Bust

The message we receive from the world is clear: we’re not good enough. We’re not skinny enough, pretty enough, smart enough. Women is all about accepting ourselves. Carol Rossetti asks us instead to say, “We’re not good enough—we’re even better.”

Despite the progress we’ve made as a society, there is still a cruel and subtle gender oppression that exists today—and many don’t realize it’s there. In response, Rossetti decided to draw women to focus on the issues we face. Her illustrations are of women who feel safe expressing themselves by showing the world their fashion, sexuality, relationships, religion, disabilities, and even traumatic experiences.

Rossetti’s commanding images belong on billboards and street corners and in schools and offices to remind us that our unique experiences and expressions should make us feel beautiful, intelligent, and proud. We have the power to embrace who we are and can stop trying so hard to please the rest of the world. Carol Rossetti and Women offer us a vision of who we can be.
Carol Rossetti is a graphic designer whose work has been featured on various online publications, including BuzzFeed, Bust, Bustle, The Mary Sue, and CNN.com, and has recorded her own TEDWomen talk. She lives in Brazil.
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Title:Women: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and EmpowerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 7.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1634502507

ISBN - 13:9781634502504

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“Carol Rossetti’s empowering illustrations on womanhood will make you cheer, smile, maybe cry a little.” —The Mary Sue“I can only hope that Rossetti’s message of total acceptance and love allows women the world over to feel a little more at home in their skins.” —Bustle“Rosetti’s illustrations are personalized affirmations of the rights of women. They congratulate the empowered, comfort the survivors, and present rebuttals to the oppressive comments that rain down upon women from the heights of the patriarchy.” —Bust