sixtynyne asked: I would like to know if I can use your work "50 shades of pretty" (/post/77984037813/50-shades-of-pretty) for my university annotated mediography assignment? For the assignment I need 5 photographs/films/books/artworks which share a topic and I would like to include your artwork as one of the five. My topic is on feminism and the objectification of women. If I have your permission please respond so I can inquire about yourself and this work. If you have questions please ask away. Thank you!
Hi, Yes you can definitely use that image for your university assignment. I don’t mind if people use my images for educational or political purposes (like feminist zines and flyers), as long as it is not for resale and I just ask that you credit me.
If you need to ask me more questions, you can write to me at my email: email@example.com
Anonymous asked: I've seen your drawing (and have been obsessed with them) around but I didn't find your blog until a couple minutes ago!!! I love everything you make and write, because it's so beautiful and simple. I wanted to ask if you could pretty please do a drawing for me :) I have a younger sister with autism and I love her so much. I feel having her in my life had impacted me, in good and bad ways, and I guess I just wanted to ask if you could so something about that :)
Thank you so much for your kind words and for your request. To be really honest with you, this request scares me a little, because I have no idea what it must be like to live with someone who has autism. My only point of reference right now is Max on Parenthood, which I have been binge watching during the last week. If your life is anything like the Bravermans, you must be an incredibly strong person.
TV aside, my uncle also suffers from mental illness because of a birth defect. Growing up, my mom had to take care of her brother a lot, and I think it made her grow up really fast. She grew up being the middle child who had to be good all the time, because her parents had enough on their plate with her brother. Today, she is also one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met, yet she is the kind of person who always puts others first, sometimes to a fault. I often wish she knew how to be a little more selfish, yet I’m sure I’d resent her if she were… but that is a mother-daughter drama for another day.
I’m sure you’ve had to stand in the background a lot while your parent’s attention was on your sister, I’m sure you’ve had to miss out on things, I’m sure you’ve had to be more mature than other people your age. But on the bright side, you’ve also had the opportunity to see life differently, you’ve learned from a young age to be open minded, compassionate and to accept that it’s ok not to be like everyone else. Having an autistic sister isn’t a good thing or a bad thing; it is a little bit of both and everything else in between. Embrace it for the good, and learn from the bad, and remember not to lose yourself along the way.
The next drawing I post is for you <3
Anonymous asked: are all of the drawings on your blog yours? theyre all so lovely btw!
Yes, all the drawings are mine! Thank you!
I created this drawing for Thistle magazine, The Solitude Issue. They interviewed me in an article called Finding Authority in Uncertainty: An Interview with Ambivalently Yours. (How awesome is that title BTW? I totally want to steal it)
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butterflyyoucomefromme asked: I just discovered you gave an interview in Thistle magazine (which I adore to pieces) and it excites me so much that I will be twice as happy to order it! it just confuses me that you didn't advertise it on your tumblr, why don't you let your followers know? I am sure there are more like me who'd want to hear what you have to say. ❤ ❤
YES I DID, and I was very excited about it! To be honest, I didn’t even know the issue was out yet. It’s terrible I know! But thank you for the heads up and for kicking my ass about my lack of self-promotion.
Please download the latest version of Thistle magazine, The Solitude Issue.
Here is the link people: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/812283
Anonymous asked: I just wanna say I love and aspire to be you
You are amazing. thank you <3
"Time casts a spell on you, but you won’t forget me
I know I could have loved you, but you would not let me”
- Fleetwood Mac, Silver Springs
nerd--vana asked: I just wanted to say this blog is absolutely wonderful and I smile when I see you on my dash. Keep on being marvelous ♡♡♡
Thank you so much! <3
yourjax13 asked: H I read your blog and I think what you're doing is great and much appreciated by I'm sure all who come across you and I wanted to say keep up the good work :) and I hope to talk to you more if it is alright with you
Thank you very much! Super nice of you. And yes of course, talk away. I always try to respond, although it sometimes takes me a while!
"But sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It’s what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutterball when you’re bowling with the girls in the leage. True sorrow is as rare as true love.”
-Stephen King, Carrie