Being a woman isn't easy, but in every iteration, it's pretty damn beautiful.

Especially when it's drawn by French illustrator Cécile Dormeau, who depicts women of all shapes, sizes, and colors experiencing the honest, funny, awkward, and infuriating moments that make up a woman's lived experience.

It's a colorful, animated look at life without the male gaze or unrealistic standards of beauty — just women experiencing pride, strength, and uncertainty in equal measure. Body hair in all its glory. Women celebrating and embracing every curve, scar, and stretch mark as the badges of honor they are.

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Art can provide hope, community and a sense of purpose.

Illustration by Juana Medina via The Library of Congress

As the son of migrant farmers, Juan Felipe Herrera leaned on that hope as his family struggled to make a living. Constantly chasing the seasons through the unforgiving desert, scalding sun, and suffocating heat, the Herrera family found themselves living in trailers and tents more times than not. This life taught Herrera the value of hard work, and now he's made giving hope, community, and a sense of purpose through his words and his new job.  

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In the past year, about 85,000 refugees from around the world settled in the United States.

Each refugee undergoes a rigorous screening process that can take years to complete. That experience alone is often exhausting and all-consuming.

Once they arrive, language barriers, lack of economic opportunities, and working in and around complicated systems can make settling in a new country and community very difficult.

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Heartwarming comics show how one dad feels about raising his little girl.

This artwork shows how beautiful fatherhood truly is.

Ever since Yannick Vicente was a kid, he enjoyed doodling and creating art. But where he started is much different from where he is now.

Vicente lives in France and works as an artist, and he's a pretty good one. "I love art and have drawn for as long as I can remember," Vicente told Upworthy. "I basically taught myself."

A lot of what he learned ended up on the walls of buildings as graffiti. He probably would've continued down that path until one moment changed his life in 2011: He became a father to a beautiful little girl.

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