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Students were asked to create a positive propaganda piece inspired by WPA posters. My message to women everywhere is “be your own hero.” Do what you need to do for yourself. Don’t expect or ask for it from other people.

I drew a girl applying red lipstick because red lipstick has become a popular feminist symbol. It is a statement that women do not have to act like men in order to be accepted as their equals. Lipstick is feminine, yet it can be just as powerful as masculinity, which society views as powerful. The point of my poster is to emphasize that you can be feminine and strong at the same time.

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