For International Women's Day, Google is highlighting 12 women artists from 12 different countries. 

"Each story represents a moment, person, or event that has impacted their lives as women," read Google's statement on the interactive Doodle series. "While each artist tells a unique story, the themes are universal, reminding us of how much we often have in common. We hope that the combined power of words and images help bring these stories to life in a way that invokes feelings of understanding, empathy, and spirit of the day."

The artists are Anna Haifisch, Chihiro Takeuchi, Estelí Meza, Francesca Sanna, Isuri, Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Kaveri Gopalakrishnan, Laerte, Philippa Rice, Saffa Khan, Tillie Walden, and Tunalaya Dunn.

England-based artist Philippa Rise crafted a piece about the insecurities of being a perfect mother to your firstborn and finding support groups to get help from. South African illustrator Karabo Poppy Moletsane created a story about a woman who wants to partake in a lion wrestling ritual in her community.  "[E]xclusionary rules or stereotypes should never deter someone from doing what they’ve always wanted to do," wrote Moletstane, according to HelloGiggles. "Instead this should act as motivation to pursue their unconventional dream and be the pioneer that opens the door for those with similar dreams to follow suit."

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Of course there are tons of talented women comic book creators, but they're still largely underrepresented within the big two, Marvel and DC. Women in Comics Collective, or WinC, makes it their mission to highlight women in the industry on an everyday basis.

Check out all 12 illustrated comics here and support WinC's initiative here.