BuzzFeed is most definitely the current King of the Internet when it comes to quizzes and lists. I will confess I’ve taken most every one of the “which character are you from [insert one of my 1,400 favorite shows here]?” quizzes that have incessantly popped up on Facebook the last few weeks. I’m still totally proud of getting Penny in the Big Bang Theory character quiz. I love me some Penny.
Speaking of women. And characters. The fictional ones don’t always do the best of jobs at portraying us how we really are. We’re not all at goal weight. We’re not all vegan. We don’t have stylists and personal chefs and personal trainers. We all get up and do the best we can each and every day to be the best possible version of our individuals selves we can be. And it ain’t always easy. And we sure as heck don’t look like TV women do when they wake up in the mornings.
While perusing quite possibly the most opposite of things, BuzzFeed’s map of the worst person from each state (I had no idea the Night Stalker was from Texas!), I saw the link for this: 44 Stock Photos That Hope To Change The Way We Look At Women. And I clicked it. And it’s lovely. And amazing.
The BuzzFeed version is a small selection of photos from Getty Images Lean In Collection. As described by the official page:
We are proud to present the Lean In Collection, a library of images devoted to the powerful depiction of women, girls and the people who support them. Jointly curated by Getty Images and LeanIn.Org – the women’s empowerment nonprofit founded by Sheryl Sandberg – the collection features over 2,500 images of female leadership in contemporary work and life.
When you have a moment, I highly encourage you to check it out. I promise it will make you proud to be a woman. Despite the cramps and waxing and awful bed hair and all…that.