Using illustration to combat taboos around the female body this 23-year-old illustrator is championing body positivity in the hope of finding solidarity with women around her.
“All my drawings are daily reminders (to myself and to others) that it’s ok to have bodily functions, it’s ok to have emotions, it’s ok to have bodies that are different or that society doesn’t consider beautiful. It’s ok to be human” – Frances Cannon
Maya Lin (b.
1959) is an architect and designer, working mainly with sculpture and land art.
She is best known for submitting the winning design for the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in Washington, D.C., when she was still a student at Yale University.
She is the daughter of Chinese immigrants, and the niece of
Lin Huiyin, the first female architect in China. She also designed the Civil
Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. In 2009, she was awarded the National
Medal of Arts.