Empowerment comes in all forms but the idea of using street art to empower women is simply amazing. Brazilian street artist Panmela Castro has taken time, creative energy and love to create murals to symbolize the violence that women face in Brazil.
You can find her work on the sides of buildings in Rio de Janeiro. Castro spoke with the Huffington Post via email and stated that, “We face different situations that we are conditioned to obey and that most of the time are oppressive and/or prejudiced. This is why we have to change what it means to be a woman in the world.”
Check out some of Castro’s art below, she has really captured the lives that women are dealing with in Brazil in her artwork.