Paralelas _personal project


How many stories of strong and determined women do you know, right? I and my friends Judith Belfer and Clara Barbosa know a lot of them. And more than knowing, we believe in the power of these stories to inspire other women. So we created Paralelas, a collaborative profile on Instagram where we publish stories of real women and the challenges they overcame on their search for equality.

Besides the testimonials filmed by us, we also publish stories from women who want to share their experiences, important new and shocking statistics regarding equality.

Visit @paralelass on instagram

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ALINE _works in the music industry, she's used to being the only woman among teams formed almost exclusively by men. To her, silence is a symbol of oppression, so women need to speak up. In her experience, being a black woman in Brazil is being resistant every day.

 

AKEMI _endured a lot of undermining for being a single mom and a tattoo artist, a profession dominated by men. With dedication and hard work, she proved her talent and became known for her art.

 
 

inequality statistics

Against facts, there are no arguments. Numbers are a piece of valuable information in the fight for equal rights, so we publish statistics that we want to help change. Besides writing the posts, I also work as illustrator drawing the theme I love the most: powerful women.

"Women earn less than men in every role and industry in Brazil. The difference among salaries go up to 53%; women are still a minority among leading roles."

"Women earn less than men in every role and industry in Brazil. The difference among salaries go up to 53%; women are still a minority among leading roles."

“Four in every ten women (42%) have been sexually harassed in Brazil. Among teenagers and young women the numbers go up to 56% that have been harassed on the streets, in public transportation or at home”.

“Four in every ten women (42%) have been sexually harassed in Brazil. Among teenagers and young women the numbers go up to 56% that have been harassed on the streets, in public transportation or at home”.

“Black women are exposed to different forms of violence, and they are the majority among cases of murder (the numbers are 5,3 black women victims compared to 3,1 non-black women victims)”

“Black women are exposed to different forms of violence, and they are the majority among cases of murder (the numbers are 5,3 black women victims compared to 3,1 non-black women victims)”

“In Brazil, 50% of women become unemployed one year after having a child. The research was done by FGV’s Brazilian School of Economy and Finance.”

“In Brazil, 50% of women become unemployed one year after having a child. The research was done by FGV’s Brazilian School of Economy and Finance.”

“58,5% of women don’t feel represented in the advertising campaigns targeted to them. 32% feel bothered by the objectification and sexualization of the women portrayed, and 60% think they look physically unreal.”

“58,5% of women don’t feel represented in the advertising campaigns targeted to them. 32% feel bothered by the objectification and sexualization of the women portrayed, and 60% think they look physically unreal.”

“Self-image is an issue for young women. 9 in 10 girls are unhappy with their bodies. Research published by the Royal Society for Public Health reveals that this dissatisfaction grows after some minutes spent on social media.”

“Self-image is an issue for young women. 9 in 10 girls are unhappy with their bodies. Research published by the Royal Society for Public Health reveals that this dissatisfaction grows after some minutes spent on social media.”