Lainey Molnar is an artist on a mission to educate and empower women, break prejudice in an honest yet funny package.
Her artwork includes motherhood, career choices, self-love, body image, all thing relatable to women regardless of where they live, how old they are, or how much they earn. The 32-year-old artist talked to Bored Panda and shared uplifting images that resonate with an average woman's everyday life.
Lainey's artwork is thought-provoking, truthful, and might be a helping hand if you are struggling with where to go next.
The light motive of all of the images you are about to see is to be less judgmental and more open-minded and accepting.
Lainey is a self-proclaimed bookworm, and she is working on the most significant project so far - writing and illustrating a book. She used to be a blogger but gave up due to online harassment and bullying.
Her goal is to help all women:
"I really hope that I can create something magical that will help women be happier and more liberated from societal expectations."
Lainey's inspiration comes from artists like Adam Ellis, Tiny Moron, and Wowocomics:
"They all have very different styles and a very different sense of humor, but I think it always comes down to personality that shines through the art, so there is space for all unique creators to show how they perceive the world. I don't think it's about being great with technical details like anatomy skills or shading, but it's the vision and purpose that matters."
Lainey never lacks inspiration:
"If something, I have too much to say. In an ideal world, a lot of what I'm communicating would be obvious, but as we're not there yet, I don't mind processing the same pain points over and over again via a visual medium, because the feedback is overwhelmingly positive and it's not something one sees on social media a lot so that's definitely an endless source of motivation."
This is the author's favorite illustration, as she explained:
"It is extremely personal. I struggled with my mental health for 18 years of my life and I know how hard it is to live with invisible illnesses people around us can just shrug off. I usually process female empowerment topics in either a straightforward or funny way, but at the end of the day we are all simply human beings and I find it crucial to address stigmatized topics because it gives so many of us relief to know that we are not alone."
Her creative process is writing down ideas on her phone. So, when the time comes for work, she opens her Illustration Ideas file and draws on an iPad. Sometimes she could be watching a show and drawing, but the best work comes from a proper ambient.
Connecting with emotions and vibes is definitely visible in Lainey's work.
Not everyone has the same goals, nor is every woman in the same headspace.
Women are not jars; stop labeling them.
Stop telling women to smile!
Both are doing their best. Both are hard workers.
As long as you are not hurting anyone, who cares what you do?
Why are we still treating miscarriage as a disease?
Women who support women are trailblazers.
We are living our whole lives in a rape culture.
Strive to be happy and healthy.
And once again, for the ones in the back!