24 days left and I’ve raised about a quarter of the funds I need.
It feels hopeless. My family abandoned me, I have no real friends and even strangers on the internet have stopped wanting to help me. It’s getting more and more difficult to motivate myself to try and get this out there. This, on top of the fact I haven’t been getting enough food to eat and I don’t have weather-appropriate clothing to wear, I simply just don’t have the money to help myself.
Please share this. I need your help. I’ve tried every other avenue and I’ve been denied. I really don’t know what else to do anymore. If it doesn’t pan out, I will literally spend the rest of my very short life confined to my home.
"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.
Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!
OK SO THERE ARE TONS MORE OF THESE OF THE ARTISTS FB PAGE. GUYS THESE ARE AWESOME.
LETS APPLAUD CAROL ROSSETTI EVERYONE
A brief blog post about depression (for World Mental Health Day).
There are tons of click-to-donate and play-to-donate sites out there, thought I’d link some. :3
freerice - play, learn (vocabulary, math, geography, art, etc…) and donate rice as you do!
greatergood - click to donate for lots of causes (click the greater good, hunger, breast cancer, etc. icons. you can click once a day any day you like.)
care2 - click to donate for lots of causes and lots of other things on this site too
goodsearch - you can search the web to donate to a cause you choose yourself on the site (every search donates 0.01 dollars), shop online or dine out to donate…
tabforacause - donate when opening new tabs :3
#mealforameal - tag pics of food as #mealforameal on instagram/twitter/facebook to give a meal for someone in need
Here’s a list of sites where you can donate for free and you can probably find more by searching the web. Try some, choose what you like the best and maybe make it a daily routine to go click those clicks? Every little bit helps.
Feel free to reblog this! And add more sites and tips if you know any!
(If you don’t see the ads on the site, try adjusting your adblocker settings because it’s the ads that generate the donations!)