These Illustrations Will Empower You as a Woman this Women’s Month

The month of March is a special time for women everywhere. Proclamation No. 227 declares the month of March as Women’s Role in History Month, while Proclamation No. 224 declares that the first week of March each year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day. Republic Act 6949 also celebrates March 8 as National Women’s Day.

But the latest legal act that represents women is the Republic Act 9710, or the Magna Carta of Women, which promotes the “the full participation and equitable representation of  women in all spheres of society, particularly in decision-making and policy-making processes in government and private entities in order to fully realize their role as agents and beneficiaries of development.”

To celebrate Women’s Month, we’re sharing a series of photos by Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti. These portraits have been done as early as October 2014, but we’d like to share them again to show how women should have equal rights as men, in time for this glorious celebration of womanhood. Make sure to share these on your girl friends’ social media accounts!

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Andressa, Taina, Liz, and Luana all have several tattoos and they have, at times, heard these tattoos are a sign of promiscuity. Girls, don’t worry. Go ahead and paint your body however you want sleep with whomever you want, tattoos will continue to have no correlation with sexuality.

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Alice is into casual sex. Some friends, however, tell her to “respect herself” by changing her behavior. Alice knows her sexual life has nothing to do with her respect. 

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When Maite had her first girlfriend at 16, many thought she was just experimenting. It may as well have been the case, but Maite can’t recall ever hearing that her sister was simply going through a phase when she had her first boyifriend…

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Whitney has spent 10 years of her life trying to lose weight so she could be happy then. Then, she realized her body don’t stop her from doing what she loves and trying to find happiness. That’s the way, Whitney! You don’t have to allow that an excluding and discriminating model be put between you and your happiness. Everybody is entitled to self-respect!

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Rebecca had depression, and only after many months she was able to wear clothes that revealed the scars left on her body. Rebecca, these marks are a reminder of how brave you had to be! Psychological pain is also human, and suffering it does not make you any less of a person. 

 

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