Trust Google to know exactly how to surprise its users across the globe, no matter the day or the personality that's been celebrated. We've all been great fans of Google's versatile doodles through the ages, and on the occasion of International Women's Day, they've taken things up a notch in the best way ever.
Google doodle today features illustrated stories by 12 female artists of all backgrounds that have shared their personal stories in a series of visual narratives.
The featured stories represent “a moment, person, or event that has impacted their lives as women. While each artist tells a unique story, the themes are universal, reminding us of how much we often have in common.”
In short: today is all about celebrating everyday women from all walks of life, around the world!
Showcased internationally, the works have been translated in 80-plus languages, and the artists include Anna Haifisch (Nov 1989), Chihiro Tekuchi (Ages and Stages), Esteli Meza (My Aunt Blossoms), Francesca Sanna (The Box), Isuri (Aarthi the amazing), Kalabo Poppy Moletsane (Ntsoaki’s Victory), Kaveri Gopalakrishnan (Up on the Roof), Laerte (Love), Philippa Rice (Trust), Saffa Khan (Homeland), Tillie Walden (Minutes) and Tunalaya Dunn (Inwards).
Every story is a literary and visual delight! To be able to take even a glimpse into the lives of such amazing women around the world gives you a whole new perspective on womanhood and how it transforms each of us, every single day.
The doodle is not the only thing that Google has brought us today, though. They are also calling out to women across the world to share their inspirational stories with the hashtag #HerStoryOurStory on social media platforms.
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) March 6, 2018
The hashtag started trending on March 7th, and has picked up quite a momentum across online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Several women and organisations responded to the call with their own journeys or stories of incredible women they know.
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) March 7, 2018
Here's wishing every gorgeous and empowered woman a very Happy Women's Day - a celebration for all the great women in our lives and the world. May we be them, may we raise them, may we be guided by their wisdom for years to come!