Women’s Day Google Doodle Honors Pakistani Female Artist & 11 Others

Every year on March 8, the world celebrates “Women’s Day”. As on every occasion, in order to make this day special, Google always has a great surprise in store for us all.

This year Google-Doodle decides to pay tribute to 12 female artists from all over the world. These artists used doodles to tell a story about themselves.

12 womens of 12 countries with 12 stories
12 countries, 12 Women, 12 doodles & 12 Stories


The stories are a series of narratives and comics describing the personal story of 12 women from 12 different countries.

“The narratives represent ‘a moment, person or event that has impacted their lives as women”, described Google’s blog post. “The artwork has been translated across over 80 languages and shared on Google’s search page in countries around the world”.



Among these women is an artist from Pakistan, Saffa Khan, currently residing in Manchester, UK. Saffa is a freelance illustrator and printmaker, born in 1994 in Dera Ismail Khan. Her work is mainly on themes of home, identity, race, culture, religion and mental health which deconstruct and translate daily feelings, conversations & intimate thoughts.

Homeland Art
Homeland by Saffa Khan, Pakistan/England

The doodles displayed on Google are actually a work in progress from her picture book ‘Vutun’- Homeland.

Rikshaw and truck art
She described a scene of a road full of colorful and vibrant Truck and Rikshaw art

Her artwork tells a story of our home country, Pakistan from the eyes of a child.

She described a scene of people preparing for Eid.

With her artwork, she wants the world to get familiarized with Pakistan’s culture and the people living here. Her visual story gives you a feeling of wandering in the bazaars of Nowshera and being allured by the mellow yellow mango stalls, the smell of fresh chai and colorful clothes being sold in the markets.

pakistani schools illustration
She talks about her school and her teachers.

In her story, she mentions something inspiring. She says that she went to the smallest school located in the city. This shows that it doesn’t matter how big or expensive your school is, as long as you have the passion in your heart, anything is possible. The way she talked about her teachers in her story shows how they, as a women, played an important role in shaping who she is now.

Basant in pakistan illustration
She described Basant in her story
Crediting her parents

Saffa Khan created a story which would make any Pakistani, living abroad, homesick. It’s a tale told by a true patriot.

According to CNBC, Lydia Nichols and Alyssa Winans, Google’s project leads for International Women’s Day wrote, “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.”

Here are the rest of the 11 female artists with their beautiful doodles that Google showcased.

Trust by Philippa Rice, England
The Box by Rancesca Sanna, Italy/Switzerland
Ntsoaki’s Victory by Karabo Poppy, South Africa
Nov 1989 by Anna Haifisch, Germany
My Aunt Blossoms by Esteli Meza, Mexico
Minutes by Tillie Walden, USA
Love by Laerte, Brazil
Inwards by Tunalaya Dunn, Thailand
In the roof by Kaveri Gopalakrishnan, India
Ages and Stages by Chihiro Takeuchi, Japan
Aarthi the amazing by Isuri, Sri Lanka

Via: MMU