#R29Collabs is Refinery29’s Instagram-first creative collaborations where we work with designers, illustrators, photographers, and other artists from around the world to create unique social content that educates, empowers, and inspires our readers.
Women's History Month began in 1987 after the National Women’s History Project petitioned to change "Women's History Week" to a full month in March. We worked with Joel Burden – an UK based illustrator – for a series of illustrated portraits of note-worthy women that had shattered barriers, including Selena Quintanilla Perez, General Lori Robinson, and Oprah Winfrey.
Illustrations: Joel Burden. Art Direction: Elliot Salazar. Copywriting: Lindsay Arakawa, and Laurise McMillian.