Betsy Falco illustrates AJ Clementine for the fifth volume of the best selling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Betsy Falco @arose.garden was commissioned by Rebel Girls to create a portrait for their fifth volume of the best selling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls; 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers, shines a spotlight on extraordinary young women who are making their mark on the world today.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers and celebrate barrier-breaking activists, artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs under the age of 30 leading the next generation of girls to change the world.
As you can see here Betsy Falco was selected as a great match to illustrate AJ Clementine. AJ Clementine is an Australian Model and digital content creator, who is best known for making videos about her transition, which she share on TikTok for her over 1.8 million followers. She is open about her experiences as a trans woman, as well as being half Asian.
Readers of the book also celebrate well-known women, like Greta Thunberg, Bethany Hamilton, Bindi Irwin, Zendaya, and the Linda Lindas, and meet up-and-coming powerhouses like inventor Vinisha Umashankar, fashion designer Marine Serre, stuntwoman Sadiqua Bynum, filmmaker Taegen Yardley, poet Alexandra Huynh, and environmental activist Helena Gualinga.
The girls and women in the book come from different countries and backgrounds and have a wide array of interests and accomplishments. Barrier-breaking performer Keke Palmer became the youngest talk show host in US history. Entrepreneur Mikaila Ulmer founded a lemonade company to help save honeybees. Brazilian skateboarder Rayssa Leal turned a hobby into an Olympic dream. And British body positivity advocate Megan Jayne Crabbe and Indigenous artist Te Manaia Jennings inspire kids to keep their minds healthy.
Each story is told in the whimsical fairy tale style that has made the series a success and is paired with a bold, full-page portrait. With a foreword by conservationist and TV personality Bindi Irwin, the book features the work of authors, artists, and editors aged 30 and under. In addition to showcasing the stories of incredible young people, more than 60 young female or non-binary artists from all over the world contributed original artwork to the book.
Betsy (they/she) is a queer artist working in the east of England. She is a self taught digital illustrator with a love for mythology/folklore, fantasy and cowboys. Her work is a culmination of her own obsessions—if Brokeback Mountain had a sequel set on Mount Olympus during October (Zeus is not invited).
Her artist strengths are character design and concept illustration with a retro gothic twist. You can find Betsy in her tiny goblin studio watching Dungeons & Dragons, livestreams and listening to spooky soundtracks whilst working.
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