#IWD2018: Google celebrates International Women’s Day by honoring 12 female artists

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In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Google has moved away from its usual rainbow-colored search page logo in order to celebrate the work of 12 female artists from around the world through interactive Doodles.

“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,” read a blog post on Google’s website.

For today’s global, interactive Doodle, Google 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 the world 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,” said Google.

Google also added that the project has been an incredible journey for them having to translate these works across 80+ languages and sharing them across a global audience.

Google also thanked all storytellers, readers, and everyone involved in this project to celebrate such an important day.

Google also invited storytellers of all kinds to join by posting their own personal stories about amoment, person, or event that has impacted their lives as women using #HerStoryOurStory!

Here are the 12 stories:

1Anna Haifisch

“Nov 1989”

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2Chihiro Takeuchi

“Ages and Stages”

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3Estelí Meza

“My Aunt Blossoms”

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4Francesca Sanna

“The Box”

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5Isuri

“Aarthi the Amazing”

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6Karabo Poppy Moletsane

“Ntsoaki’s Victory”

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7Kaveri Gopalakrishnan

“Up on the Roof”

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8Laerte

“Love”

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9Philippa Rice

Trust”

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10Saffa Khan

“Homeland”

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11Tillie Walden

“Minutes”

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