To celebrate the upcoming International Women’s Day, we challenged our design team to create artwork that communicated their opinions of feminism, being a women, and overall values as female content creators. This sort of feminist artwork allows women to express their varying perspectives and push for equality through visual interpretation, utilizing our creativity, and moving towards social change. The artwork created for this article, and for the entire week we’ve celebrated International Women’s Day so far, have been some of the most amazing I’ve seen yet and I’m incredibly proud of my design team. I sincerely hope you enjoy, and Happy International Women’s Day.
- Claire McCulloch, Creative Lead
One woman alone isn’t enough to change the world, but it’s enough to ignite the fire within many others. The graphic I created for International Women’s Day depicts hands of women placed into the shape of a heart. I think it’s important to acknowledge that women need to work together in order to fight for who we are, what we are, and what we can do. Women don’t need to prove themselves to anyone but themselves—it’s the responsibility of everyone else to recognize that women are powerful, strong, confident, deserving, and beautiful. Together, we can redefine what it means to be a woman.
I was inspired by the Toronto Women's March that Common Mag attended back in January and the posters that we saw there. Not every woman's story is exactly like the next and I wanted to make sure that I honoured the women who had to fight really hard to be seen. Hopefully, my art with help remind cis women that there are so many intersections of feminism.
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