Carol Rossetti is a 26-year-old illustrator and graphic designer from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. We came across her beautiful work online and needed to know more about her and her inspired body and beauty positive illustrations.

WYSK connected with Carol and here’s what she shared with us:

Carol_Rossetti“I started the series because the world’s attempt to control women’s bodies, behavior and identity really bothered me. This kind of oppression seems so entangled in our culture that most people don’t even realize it’s there.

My goal with these illustrations is to show this oppression in all its shapes, and make people question themselves about it. The project has grown, and I like to talk about other themes as well, such as racism, ableism and LGBT issues.

I create all of the illustrations first in Portuguese, and then translate them into other languages. Although I have studied English and French, I sometimes make mistakes when I am writing. I need to be extra careful with language, because one word may be fine in Portuguese, while its literal translation to English could be a disaster. It’s a slow process, but I think it’s worth it!”

Yes, we think it’s worth it too!

Carol has illustrated a children’s book, but her illustrations are usually used in graphic design projects. In addition to being a graphic designer and illustrator, Carol identifies herself as a feminist, voracious reader, cinema enthusiast, chocolate lover and “constantly in love with author Neil Gaiman and singer Amanda Palmer.”

This is one WYSKy project we will continue to watch.









You can view more of Carol’s inspiring illustrations on her Facebook page or follow her on Tumblr.