Being a Strong, Independent Woman is Hard Work | 18 Illustrations That Hilariously Capture the Struggles

Being a Strong, Independent Woman is Hard Work | 18 Illustrations That Hilariously Capture the Struggles

The funny bits of life can get obscured by the daily struggles and this artist has captured the essence of what it means to be a woman in a modern world.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on July 18, 2019. It has since been updated.

Remember all the hilarious things that don't seem funny at the moment and later when you think about it you just crack up? If you're a woman, the struggles of your daily life that only you and other women can relate to have been illustrated by this artist, Bella Sriwantana, perfectly. Her depiction of you giving a pep talk to your stomach or struggling to get the mascara right will make you laugh and tag your besties.


You just see it and realize that this is exactly you or someone you know. The illustrations are relatable and things that have happened around you at some point. A lot of unexpected things happen to us all the time and there is no other way to react to it but laugh. Embracing the weird and the unexpected is part of the human experience.

Here are 15 illustrations you will relate to:

1. Getting ready for a night out



2. Learning to love yourself


3. You can take on the whole world, except when it comes to a doctor's visit



4. Decisions are hard


5. When you're a star athlete but your body hasn't got the message yet



6. Realizing that other's opinions don't matter


7. When you realize why purses were created



8. A lady knows when to stop


9. This is, literally, every single woman



10. The perfect bedtime ritual


11. When you're ready for the summer



12. The never-ending problem


13. Heels will make you look good, they said...


14. When it's just not your day


15. When fashion isn't always convenient



16. Ponytails didn't seem so difficult when I was a kid


17. When he has better features than you


18. The truth behind that sexy tan