The Prejudices Put Into Images by the Young Illustrator Anne Castro
To denounce the racial prejudices she has long faced, the Filipino-American artist Anne Castro decided to make a series of illustrations called #WhatAreYou (What Are You Human).
It was in February 2021 that the artist decided to speak by sharing an illustrated self-portrait, in the face of the rise of racism on social networks. In the visual spirit of Bitmoji avatars, it illustrates a young girl surrounded by small hands which hold out a dog, chopsticks or even a calculator representing stereotypes of which she has been the victim. The enthusiasm is immediate and its publication liked by more than 130,000 people.
A passion that gave her the idea of making a series of illustrations highlighting different origins and which was inspired by the many testimonials she received following her first publication. If Anne intentionally draws characters with youthful features, it is because in her personal experience, “many of these hurtful remarks come at a very young age”.
Her work now attracts the attention of more than 58,000 followers on her Instagram account (she is also on Twitter) and Anne Castro hopes that her creativity will help raise awareness. We let you discover below the series of illustrations shared by the artist. Checkout below What Are You Human illustration digital artwork and make your day thoughtful 😛