I learned that, even though you can’t please everyone, there will always be someone who loves what you do and how you do it. Everybody gets their Right People.
I learned that each person’s experience can be valid and true for them without being the whole, objective, universal truth.
I read a fucking amazing poem called How To Make Love To A Trans Person and wanted to cry because it’s beautiful and visceral and real.
I read about the process of change: about having a path, going through the fires of the forge, and finding yourself on a different path – and adapting to the new road.
I read an article on finding personal freedom, which I mostly want to share because of the first step: don’t take it personally, which is so damn important. (The other three steps are good too, though!)
I read an Interstitial Arts review of two of my favorite creatrixes, SJ Tucker and Cat Valente. I may have squeed.
I learned twenty ways to overcome doubts and found my favorite to be asking yourself, “What will happen if I doubt this doubt?”
And I learned that there’s room for you all of you in what you do – your life, your passion, your work can include all of your facets, not just the ones that other people say are “right.”
And your Friday photo is actually a Friday artwork!
Inspired by the lyrics of Burning Bright by Shinedown:
the more the light shines through me,
I pretend to close my eyes;
the more the dark consumes me,
I pretend I’m burning,