How awesome is this? Free stock photos of women of colour in tech are now available by these fine people here.
While creating graphics for clients, I very quickly realized how people in stock photos look….well, exactly the same, and that’s not how the world is. As a woman of colour and someone with a background in social sciences, it’s something I’m very conscious of, and important!
If you desire for your (graphic) work to be more representative of women – this is great (though would love to see more diverse body shapes and sizes and older women)!
Growing up and even now, I rarely see “women like me” represented, especially in the holistic/personal development arena. Part of marketing is to create products/services that your target can relate to – so they can picture themselves using your products.
I’m curious, what’s your take on this – how conscious of this are you? Thanks to two degrees in sociology – I’m hyper aware of this, but can see for some that it doesn’t get much thought.