"It has always bothered me, the world's attempts to control women's bodies, behavior and identities," Carol Rosetti said to Mic, "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."
So Rosetti decided to do something about it. The Brazilian artist decided to post a series of artwork centered around the issues of gender identity and sexuality, body image and other topics on Facebook. The response was tremendous: thousands of people shared her empowering illustrations worldwide, and Rosetti's series "WOMEN in english" has gone viral.
Originally written in Portuguese, Rosetti is now working on translating her artwork into other languages. "I can't change the world by myself," Rosetti added, "But I'd love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."
Here's a few of Rosetti's empowering artwork:
View more over at Rosetti's Facebook page.