African Women Artists Flex Their Stunning Illustrations Using the #VisibleWomen Hashtag
We're here for digital spaces that continue to give African women artists their due props.
Women artists from all over the world have been sharing their best work using the reoccurring hashtag, #VisibleWomen, on Twitter.
Created by artist Kelly Sue DeConnick in March 2016, #VisibleWomen originally was meant to highlight the work of women comic artists, as well as to respond to the notion that there aren't enough quality women artists to hire in the male-dominated industry, Daily Dotreports.
Since the internet is forever, the hashtag has continued to be the perfect space for women artists of all mediums to continue to shine, and we're of course obsessed with the African artists who tapped in this time around.
Here are nine of our favorites below.
Heyy 💛 I'm Precious. I'm a Kenyan artist & aspiring animator. I love colour, diversity, variety in music & creative… https://t.co/LEJUgusfuy— solo (reprise) (@solo (reprise)) 1534957446.0
Hi! I’m Dami from Nigeria 🇳🇬 and I like to draw pretty girls. #VisibleWomen #visiblewomen #WeAreNigerianCreatives… https://t.co/90egSYGGex— Dami 🇳🇬 (@Dami 🇳🇬) 1535203617.0
Hey, I’m Marianne! I’m an Egyptian-American illustrator and background painter for cartoons. #VisibleWomen https://t.co/tKoNFmg76u— Marianne Khalil (@Marianne Khalil) 1534812089.0
Hi! My name is Morenike. I am a Nigerian Visual Artist. My art is characteristically African, as is my reality.… https://t.co/qEK5DLX8uL— Renike (@Renike) 1534849334.0
Hola #VisibleWomen ! I'm Nyambura, a Kenyan digital artist who loves children's lit and TV, BW and general sillines… https://t.co/8VPPq9zQE1— AfroBubblegum (@AfroBubblegum) 1534869703.0
Hi, It's #VisibleWomen Day again! My name is Chiamonwu Joy, A Nigerian Female Charcoal Artist. These are my drawing… https://t.co/afUSh5pyXJ— Chiamonwu Joy Art (@Chiamonwu Joy Art) 1534802192.0
#VisibleWomen ♥️ Hi, I’m an 18 year old illustrator and animation student from south africa https://t.co/Y8lpf2V7r7— t a s i a (@t a s i a) 1534786989.0
Hallo! Gozie here. I'm a Nigerian visual artist and here are some of my art ladies and a pet rhino #VisibleWomen https://t.co/6iyVrLyE1T— Chigozie Obi (@Chigozie Obi) 1534944204.0
Heyy, I'm Awele Digital illustrator from Nigeria 🇳🇬 I love drawing things #VisibleWoman https://t.co/2Xd8gy2tNq https://t.co/HnYlK8EXuj— Awele (@Awele) 1534801467.0