Yesterday I posted a story about being sexually harassed on direct messaging on this platform on which I show strangers and friends my progression in art. It is a vulnerable space for me, so having men write me sexually explicit things while I am trying to promote a new career path is really just awful ( I cannot find the right word). I had many men reach out to me after I posted the story, and in this self-portrait I’ve included some of the things they said to me. It was a very eye opening moment. Only two women friends said anything to me, and I think that’s equally telling. These responses are problematic, and I am calling you out because you need to know that this is not ok. Being harassed is not ok- on the internet, at work, on the street, ANYWHERE. Making jokes out of being harassed is not ok. PLEASE realize the effect these comments have on people. It minimizes and undermines what is happening. It hurts. . . . #ink #pen #selfportrait #womenempowerment #drawing #sketch #sketchbook #selfie #feminism #illustration #illustrator #painting #problems #privilege #womenshealth #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #message #instaart #instaartist #angry #timesup #seattleartist #seattle #pnw #mood
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I rubbed the skin of my fingers while working on my seascape in soft pastels. Spending time doing some portrait practise, and experimenting with charcoal while my fingers heal... #charcoal #charcoaldrawing #drawing #portrait #creative #instaart #prince #nordicart #instaartist
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