Editorial Illustration: Apples and Women’s work

I illustrated this absolutely lovely, fall appropriate and gratitude inducing story for The Rumpus by Liz Lenz.

 

© rachael schafer

This story is just so so wonderful. I can feel the fall sun on my shoulders and see the golden hour light when I read it. It is a joy to read this in contrast to all the emerging not joyful stories about women being disrespected and having their boundaries in the worst cases – violated and in the less worse but still awful instances – simply trampled upon.

I am hopeful that these revelations mean that society is evolving and this behavior will not be tolerated. Women are the givers of life, the makers of humans and stronger than any man in ways no man can even fully comprehend. I have a daughter and I want a better world for her. I am hopeful this better world is slowly emerging.