Custom illustrations by local artist Mayan Llanera are meant to empower wahine with aloha!
I have been finding some of my favorite artists on Instagram recently. After coming across her page, I decided to reach out to Mayan Llanera Art & Design because I especially loved the work that she is doing to empower wahine (women). Her illustrations of mana wahine are not just beautiful, but inspiring and uplifting. What I especially admire about Mayan Llanera’s work is her ability to see and highlight the beauty in others.
Mayan Llanera is a Hawaii-based artist. She is an accountant by day & an artist by night. She draws and offers art prints to those who love Hawaii, whether they be locals or visitors. Mayan Llanera’s website offers beautiful island-inspired prints along with her custom artwork. I just love how her designs incorporate our island culture!
What Mayan is doing with her portrait work, as well as her words, is truly spectacular! I care deeply about empowering women and helping them to develop positive self-esteem, and recognize the role art plays in this. As women, we are meant to see and portray ourselves as God sees us… beautiful, perfect, and whole.
The world would love to convince us that we do not fit the mold. But that is only because we were custom-made by our Lord. We are meant to love ourselves so that we can love others. In a world that wants you to develop self-hatred, find a way to care for and connect with yourself. Self-care can mean honoring your self-concept and physical appearance.