"I am not superwoman. My mother is not superwoman. My mother’s mother is not superwoman. I am, we are, soft. Can shatter. Crumble in your hands. Our survival does not mean we prosper. We are like other women but unlike them. So do not tell us we can handle anything. We only seem like superwoman, a figment of your imagination, because you have forced our lives to be perpetual labor with only seconds of relief. If we carry the world on our shoulders and the children on our backs, what are we but your glorified mules slapped with guilt praises of perseverance and strength. Our bones and our blood and our sweat have built the wealth of nations. Our burial should not be the first time we rest."
Yasmin Mohamed Yonis (via thesweetestspit)

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Franco Albini and Franca Helg, Apartment, 1964

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Thank you for all the cool suggestions of colors! A lot of you requested purple, grey and pink/magenta so I decided to go for that! I loved all of your ideas though, kind of wishing I had mord copies of the same drawing and could try them all :)

#drawing #pink #purple #grey #lady #demon #ponyhair #illustration #ink #markers

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Last couple of days was nice but still hard in a way. I wish I had the energy to draw but catching up with things on top of having a slowly healing body and lack of sleep is hard. I do a lot of work in my head. A LOT. Sorry for lack of art lately- I’ll get around to it :)

The hair! Yay!! The purple/pink experiment was unfortunately not as successful as it was washed away down the drain haha but whatever- can add it another time. For now I feel cute in this bluegreen dream ;D

Im maybe too careful - will have to see how the colors will stick to my hair and what the outcome will be… I was just happily mixing away and slabbing it on haha

Thinking of mixing my #directionshairdye with conditioner to make it more faded - did you try it? I got #carnationpink

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Im dead and I’m going to bed and tomorrow is my birthday but not sure I’ll celebrate it. 33 is a good number but so much has happened this year I feel like 83.

That’s a real yawn btw and I’ll crawl under a rock now, okthanxbye! πŸŽ€πŸ’–πŸŽ€

I want anyone who feel like they are up for it to do this. I love reading these things too so do tell if you do it! :D <3

Anyway I got tagged and I have some time on my hands- lez do this!

1. I am a morning person- dont mind getting up at 6 if I fall asleep early

2. I’m an introvert…

3. but I used to work on stage as a musical artist singing and dancing

4. …and also had a job at a zoo (in the dolphinarium) where I was speaking literally in the spotlight for more than 1000ppl each day.

5. I also worked as a secretary at a union for teachers (I SUCKED at it altho I really tried my best)

6. I love telling stories, I used to write more than I draw - in the future I’ll might try doing both

7. I want to write romance books. No really, I’m serious. Actually I’ve already written a book but its not published and I need to re-write a lot.

8. I dont do drugs

9. I dont drink

10. I love nicotine tho but of course I dont touch it while I was pregnant or now that I’m breastfeeding

11. I love coffee and can not live without it

12. I dress like a bum but love cute underwear

13. I sing made-up “jazz” instead of children’s songs to my daughters

14. I DID enjoy 50 shades of Grey

15. Im scared a lot for many different things; twisters, global warming, death, family stuff, alcohol, bears..,

16. ..but I hear a lot that Im always so optimistic and happy.

17. A couple of years ago I developed trichotillomania - I pull out strands of hair now and then. My hair was always thin and this new ability isnt making it better. Trying to stop but as this thing is compulsive its hard!

18. When I used to sing I was a soprano and could sing a high c

19. I regret not learning how to play the guitar

20. I’m truly in a very happy place these days :D

These vintage glasses is made from some amazing shimmering (Shell? Plastic? No idea) …and the lil bling on one side is just such fun detail! Looove these glasses!!

Juni, a wooden car, and bubbles
…no drawing tonight I’m dead tired. Have a lovely day/ evening - wherever on the planet you may be

Me and oldest daughter Juni. She just turned 2 βœ¨πŸ’›πŸ’– #artistlife #motherhood #iloveyou

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my new favorite color

Ill wear it

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Bleh when working with my Chinese ink my new markers smear… But the ink pen was ok? I wish all markers was ok with all kinds of ink!