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Happy 25th Anniversary to the character who has meant the most to me throughout my life, #harleyquinn ♦️🖤 .

I've said this before on here but I have always felt close to #Harley due to her abusive relationship or lack there of with the Joker. I spent years in an extremely similar situation- being repeatedly raped, gaslighted, manipulated into forgiving for that honeymoon phase, and playing it off as if everything were fine. I have always been pretty thankful to #pauldini and #brucetimm (and now @amandaconnerart ) for accurately depicting how abused women are seen as crazy for staying with their abuser/ as if it is equally their fault, and how relationships like this can be romanticized. Their relationship is still romanticized. Their relationship is still called just a cartoon. This character was the only thing that helped me understand I wasn't alone during a very severe time period of my life. She is manic, she is smarter and worth more than she gives herself credit for, she is unstoppable, and she is me. ♦️🖤 #batmantheanimatedseries #btas #batmananimatedseries

Happy 25th Anniversary to the character who has meant the most to me throughout my life, #harleyquinn  ♦️🖤 . I've said this before on here but I have always felt close to #Harley  due to her abusive relationship or lack there of with the Joker. I spent years in an extremely similar situation- being repeatedly raped, gaslighted, manipulated into forgiving for that honeymoon phase, and playing it off as if everything were fine. I have always been pretty thankful to #pauldini  and #brucetimm  (and now @amandaconnerart ) for accurately depicting how abused women are seen as crazy for staying with their abuser/ as if it is equally their fault, and how relationships like this can be romanticized. Their relationship is still romanticized. Their relationship is still called just a cartoon. This character was the only thing that helped me understand I wasn't alone during a very severe time period of my life. She is manic, she is smarter and worth more than she gives herself credit for, she is unstoppable, and she is me. ♦️🖤 #batmantheanimatedseries  #btas  #batmananimatedseries 

24 Comments:

  1. mistresspirate

    @littlepetal 😘

  2. otherworldlyalchemist

    Love you chic!! ❤🖤❤🖤

  3. littlepetal

    @mistresspirate ♥️♥️♥️

  4. littlepetal

    @fanmailbox 🖤🖤🖤

  5. littlepetal

    @thecolorfulgeek ♥️♥️♥️

  6. littlepetal

    @moniquesteeleart Thank you love. I have to endlessly remind myself what I experienced was not right, so I don't repeat it ever again.

  7. littlepetal

    @jordandenenyc Forever goofy

  8. littlepetal

    @akangaru Thanks! It was WORK to make lol

  9. jordandenenyc

    best picture.

  10. akangaru

    That hammer is amazing!

  11. thecolorfulgeek

    You are amazing. Stay strong!

  12. moniquesteeleart

    Glad Harley could be that character for you thats amazing and so happy you're safe from such a bad situation💖

  13. fanmailbox

    ♥️♥️♥️

  14. littlepetal

    @theyseekherthere heh oh! Yep! 1992!

  15. theyseekherthere

    @littlepetal I meant about the anniversary of the character but I always respect hearing about everyone's journeys - whenever/however they're shared.

  16. littlepetal

    @strsmydestination ♥️♥️

  17. strsmydestination

    @strsmydestination one of my favorite moments ever. She's just as much a victim as Batman & Robin. Always loved that he was aware of that. I miss that kind of Batman.

  18. strsmydestination

    "I had a bad day too one" - Batman as he hands Harley her dress she tried to buy

  19. littlepetal

    @theyseekherthere It's okay! I talk about it on my personal Facebook sometimes. I didn't open up about it to almost anyone until a year ago and have tried to be pretty vocal since.

  20. theyseekherthere

    Wow! I didn't realize!

  21. littlepetal

    @geekgirlstrong yeaaa I think the Joker is an amazing character. But they are not a couple to idealize.

  22. geekgirlstrong

    I've only just begun being able to see the full character because of how romanticized they are

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