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Eleonora Arosio


Born in 1992 and originally from Italy, Eleonora grew up with a pencil in her hand. She studied Fine Arts at NABA in Milan where she graduated in 2014 and began her freelance career and as well as her travels, which give her inspiration for her characters and stories. She's now based in Melbourne and her work mainly revolves around everyday life and issues from a woman's ironic point of view. Her aim is to help shape the minds of new generations through such an accessible type of art, doing her part in trying to create a more open-minded society

Is there a topic or issue that you wished we all talked about more openly?

It's not necessarily a topic or an issue (there would be lots to talk about), but sometimes I wished that my friends could see themselves through my eyes: I wish that we told each other how amazing we are, inside and out, and I wish that we did it more frequently and without thinking "maybe I won't say it, it doesn't matter". I believe that's a little start to grow each other's confidence, when a compliment or a nice word just happen out of the blue.

What's something you'd like to see in your dream locker room?

I sort of already see that in the situations where I find myself in a locker room, before going to the swimming pool or at a spa: I love that the atmosphere is usually so relaxed that the womxn in the room will get undressed without trying to cover up their body. I always find it so refreshing to see a bunch of womxn that don't know each other be so open with their bodies. It may be just a feeling and there surely are people in the room that don't feel comfortable with the way they look, but I always get this warm feeling of being in a safe space.

Whose work are you currently admiring?

Lately I'm very inspired by the work of Min Heo, Rafael Mayani and José Antonio Roda.

How can we, both as individuals and as a society, help encourage body positivity?

Following IG accounts of people that look like me or that don't reflect the standardized idea of beauty we've been fed by society has helped SO much. Instagram can be damaging if used the wrong way, but when you're bombarded with photos and content of people that look like you and you consider beautiful, it's a great reminder. All social media have their down sides, I don't think there's any way to avoid them because we always tend to compare, but showing your true self and surround yourself with people who do the same is so good to help fight this idea we've been fed that beauty means only a certain thing.

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