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Life as a woman is no joke! Women spend each moment attempting to find the balance between embracing our own personalities while still conforming to the standards that society has laid out before us.

The rules of being a woman are a constant contradiction. Learn to rely on the men in your life, allowing them to take the lead as the ‘head’ of your family, but don’t be too needy! Be strong and independent, but not too independent or you may intimidate men and scare them off. Don’t spend too much time and energy on your appearance or you will be seen as high maintenance, however, don’t forget to make sure that you are properly made up and fitting into society’s view of conventional beauty!

Illustrator Anna Syrovatkina captured some of the everyday struggles of life as a woman perfectly in this collection of hilarious images:



“Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer.”

  • Queen Latifah



“It’s all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There’s no such thing as a perfect woman. I like imperfections – that’s what makes you unique.”

  • Hayley Hasselhoff



“A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.”

  • Marilyn Monroe



“A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.”

  • Anna Held



“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.”

  • Audrey Hepburn



“A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.”

  • Gloria Stuart



“The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.”

  • Chanakya



“Lipstick is the most valuable weapon in a woman’s make-up kit. It has the power to transform the appearance and mood of the person wearing it, and, at the same time, arouses the admiration of everybody else.”

  • Monica Bellucci



“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”

  • Eleanor Roosevelt



“A charming woman… doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself.”

  • Loretta Young



“One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel.”

  • Marilyn Monroe