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Illustrator's viral comics tackle society's 'oppressive' beauty expectations

Lainey Molnar is a 32-year-old independent artist who develops comics based on her thoughts on society, particularly the way it treats women.

Illustrator's viral comics tackle society's 'oppressive' beauty expectations
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Editor's note: This article was originally published on February 8, 2022. It has since been updated.

Lainey Molnar, who has gained internet fame for her empowering illustrations of women, is an illustrator based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her thought-provoking comics about society, its double standards and her own observations of how it functions have taken the internet by storm. By challenging oppressive beauty expectations, to tackling some of the microaggressions women face on a daily basis, Molnar highlights some of the nuances of the world we live in today. Now, thousands of folks share her artwork, hoping to build better communities that support women rather than shame or judge them for their choices. Here are 24 of her best illustrations.

1. Independence



 

2. Working Moms



 

3. Grief



 

4. Mornings



 

5. Body Types



 

6. Generational Trauma



 

 

7. Beach Bodies



 

8. Respect



 

9. Babies



 

10. Colorism



 

11. Being a Woman



 

12. Cellulite



 

13. Love is Love



 

14. Catcalling



 

15. Her Body, Her Choice



 

16. Weight



 

17. Loving Your Body



 

18. The Complete Woman



 

19. Birth Control



 

20. Marriage



 

21. Consent



 

22. What is Normal?



 

23. Mental Health



 

24. Friendship



 

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