7 illustrations redefining beauty standards

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“People should be able to be who they are,” according to singer, KeKe Wyatt.

Beauty standards in the United States, for the most part, are pretty one-dimensional. Categorizing women’s bodies is an unfair way to examine what’s considered beautiful.


Brazilian graphic designer, Carol Rossetti began posting several illustrations of multicultural women and their stories — she had no idea of the reception that was in store. In the original article, 18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who’s Really In Charge of Women’s Bodies, Rossetti shares:

“It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities … 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.”


The empowering drawings touch upon racism, body image, sexism and even ableism. Allegedly, some characters are based on the experiences of friends or Rossetti’s own family, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.

Check out a few of the illustrations below:

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