The lovely Melly-Em recently contacted me, and was kind enough to send me a copy of Women Can Be*, a brilliant new feminist zine that she's Editor of. It is a beautiful and powerful collection by five artists, and a wonderful read.

The zine focuses on the titular concept of what women can be in a world of societal expectations, and each two-page spread features a beautiful piece of art, information about the artist, and explanation of the concept. Some of the ideas explored include women being bisexual, being tough, and being trailblazers; all things we're often told we can't be unless we fit specific and often negative stereotypes.

I'm not an art expert but I can say that each individual piece is beautiful to look at and gorgeously unique, including the two prints which come with the zine. They're inspiring and empowering, and I could happily look at these illustrations all day.

The zine is just wonderfully pretty, and it's so interesting to read about other people's experience of gendered expectations - especially when many of them are experiences I've shared. One of the pieces features some information about a woman the artist admires and I really enjoyed reading that too.

If inspirational women, amazing art, and feminism are your thing (and why wouldn't they be?), then you should definitely think about buying this. I cherish my copy and flick through it a lot. I won't tell you any more, and I've intentionally not put many photos in as I don't want to spoil the surprise if you order one!

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