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It was a busy weekend over here, and I'm glad a new week has begun! Although I'm ready for the weekend to start again 😁 ⠀
Lots of big new changes coming in the next few weeks for me, both personally & in my business. I'm trying to give myself room to breathe and hopefully avoid getting overwhelmed! The things that help me keep from getting too stressed or anxious are sleep, plenty of water, and talking to people I trust. But it's all SUPER exciting stuff and I can't wait for all these exciting moments! ⠀
#BoudoirByLaura ✨shot from my amazing #InternationalWomensDay Boudoir Marathon!! ✨
Venue @48fields | makeup @lhopsss | florals & styling @alwayscreatingstudio
Susan B. Anthony (1820- 1906) American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who became her lifelong friend and co-worker in social reform activities, primarily in the field of women's rights. In 1872, Anthony was arrested for voting in her hometown of Rochester, New York, and convicted in a widely publicized trial. Although she refused to pay the fine, the authorities declined to take further action. In 1878, Anthony and Stanton arranged for Congress to be presented with an amendment giving women the right to vote. Popularly known as the Anthony Amendment and introduced by Sen. Aaron A. Sargent (R-CA), it became the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. When she first began campaigning for women's rights, Anthony was harshly ridiculed and accused of trying to destroy the institution of marriage. Public perception of her changed radically during her lifetime, however. Her 80th birthday was celebrated in the White House at the invitation of President William McKinley. She became the first actual woman to be depicted on U.S. coinage when her portrait appeared on the 1979 dollar coin. #365women#womenwhochangedtheworld#women#womenofhistory#internationalwomensday#caricature#caricatura#caricatureart#caricatures#caricatureartist#art#artist#drawing#sketching#instaart#instaartist#instadraw#instasketch#artistsofinstagram#cartoon#california#artistforhire#livingthedream#drawingforaliving#workingartist
TB to some of my second year uni work, some cute af #internationalwomensday illustrations on bar mats 💕 can't believe tomorrow is my last official class/working day at university, times seriously flys! 💞😱💗💛 #unilife
i'm not technically a woman of color (i do have spanish/italian/a bunch of other stuff background, but it's not really visible when you look at me and i'm not discriminated for my race) but i still 110% agree with this. also, as the summer season is coming up, i feel it important to remind everyone again that no person of color wants to hear "look, i'm almost as dark as you!"
(ok i don't want anyone to think that i'm trying to speak for women or color or anything, i just feel it is very important for people to remember these things. people of color are amazing you guys keep doing your thing you got this)
What do you stand behind?
Dora Abigail: I stand behind exploring and defining your own path and your own truth. As an artist, I thinking one of the greatest things you can do is express yourself authentically, without fear. This is hard for people for endless reasons, could be a fear of not being accepted by family, society, fear of not being good enough, comparing yourself to others endlessly, or much more pressingly, fear for your safety from the authorities/government etc. But so much is gained by being able to be yourself and explore the things that truly give you joy. As long as no one is getting hurt, who the fuck cares, be unapologetically you. It's the greatest gift you can give yourself.
You took the leap of faith in becoming a full time artist in November.. what do you appreciate in this journey of yours?
DA: What I appreciate about committing to this journey of being a full time artist is how much it's taught me about myself. There's not one obstacle that I've come across that isn't just a self imposed limit or belief. Every time I hit a wall or start feeling depressed or unhappy, there's no one to blame but myself. Looking around my studio there aren't bosses or co workers, just me. I've taken responsibility for myself on a whole different level. Similarly, I've started to see the need in enjoying every step of the way, every up every down, and seeing the importance of laughing, not being so hard on myself, and most importantly taking care of my body and nourishing my inner child.
Amorous Abyss No.239
We raise girls to cater to the fragile egos of boys. We teach girls to "shrink" themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, BUT not too much. You should aim to be successful, BUT not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. If you are the breadwinner in your relationship with a man, pretend that you are not, especially in public, otherwise you will emasculate him. W H Y? We teach girls to aspire to marriage, BUT we don’t teach boys the same? W H Y ? We raise girls to see each other as competitors for the attention of men, NOT for jobs or accomplishments. W H Y ? We teach girls shame. We make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who "silence" themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up — and this is the worst thing we do to girls — they grow up to be women who have turned "pretense" into an art form. So when people think women have changed, they really haven't. They just got tired of pretending.
Hello Wandering Mermaids ✨💙✨ So this weeks Wandering Mermaid of the week is a bit different ✨This weeks Wandering Mermaid of the week is each and everyone of you ✨ All of you that have supported me, encouraged me to pursue my dreams. Those of you that send me beautiful inspiring messages ! Those of you that have bought my jewellery - and made me do a little happy dance by doing so 💜
None of this would be possible without your support ✨ You're all beautiful inside and out and are such an inspiration to me 💜 I hope we continue to inspire each other and sprinkle kindness everywhere for always ✨ Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead filled with love and light ❤️
✨ Love always, Mermaid Mairead ✨💚💛💜❤️💙✨