March 8, 2018
International Women's Day 2018
Happy International Women’s Day 2018!
Those familiar with Doodles know that we frequently celebrate extraordinary women throughout history such as prominent inventors, scientists, writers, artists, activists, philanthropists, and so on. Today, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate the stories and voices of another group of extraordinary women—the everyday women living all over the world.
For today’s global, interactive Doodle, we reached out to 12 female artists of all backgrounds to share their personal stories in a series of visual narratives. Specifically, each story represents a moment, person, or event that has impacted their lives as women. While each artist tells a unique story, the themes are universal, reminding us of how much we often have in common. We hope that the combined power of words and images help bring these stories to life in a way that invokes feelings of understanding, empathy, and spirit of the day.
This project has been an incredible journey for us, and we’ve been moved by the candor, intimacy, and bravery of our contributors’ stories. Translating these works across 80+ languages and sharing them across a global audience means so much to us, and we hope that readers will go about their day feeling as inspired as we do.
Special thanks to our storytellers, readers, and everyone involved in this project to celebrate such an important day. And last -but certainly not least- thanks to all the women in our own lives who continue to move and change the world with their own stories.
-Lydia Nichols & Alyssa Winans, Doodlers & IWD 2018 Project Leads
Although there are only 12 stories featured on our homepage today, we invite storytellers of all kinds to join us by posting their own personal stories about a moment, person, or event that has impacted their lives as women using #HerStoryOurStory!
(in alphabetical order)
“Ages and Stages”
“My Aunt Blossoms”
“Aarthi the Amazing”
Karabo Poppy Moletsane
“Up on the Roof”
IWD 2018 Team
Doodle Team Lead