Google Doodle celebrates female illustrators and their stories for International Women's Day

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Mar 7, 2018, 7:17 PM EST

Today is International Women's Day and in celebration of the holiday, Google has devoted their homepage to telling the stories of women. 

Today's Google Doodle is an interactive tribute to female illustrators and their stories. The company reached out to a dozen illustrators from a variety of backgrounds to illustrate stories that meant something to them — some moment or experience that "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," says Google. "We hope that the combined power of words and images help bring these stories to life in a way that invokes feelings of understanding, empathy, and spirit of the day."


Among the artists featured in the Doodle are Anna Haifisch (Germany), Chihiro Takeuchi (Japan), Esteli Meza (Mexico), Francesca Sanna (Switzerland), Isuri (Sri Lanka), Kaveri Gopalakrishnan (India), Karabo Poppy Moletsane (South Africa), Laerte Coutinho, Phillippa Rice (UK), Saffa Khan (Pakistan/UK), Tillie Walden (USA), and Tunlaya Dunn (Thailand).

According to Google, the stories have been translated into more than 80 languages and the Doodle is available to users around the world. 

Google isn't limiting their celebration to just these 12 stories, though these are the only ones that will be illustrated. They're inviting all women to share their own stories on social media by using the #HerStoryOurStory.

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