My passion is in drawing diverse women, promoting body acceptance, and improving our body image. Because we can't do our greatest work when we're so busy being focused on bodies.
Like every other person in the world, I struggle with body image and self worth.
In the past, being obsessed with looking ‘the correct way’ took so much energy both physically and mentally. I had absolutely nothing to show for it.
No one was congratulating me or thanking me for the impact that my drive to be thin was having on them. I didn’t have an enjoyable social life or a menstrual cycle. Nothing.
I lost both my time and my fertility.
So I realized I needed to change. I started eating and resting and started to heal. With all this new-found time and energy, I picked up a pen and started to draw women with real bodies, having real thoughts, and struggling through real barriers.
And people liked it. They started thanking me for the impact that my work was having on them.
That’s when I realized I was starting to make an impact and found my calling. I then started podcasting and YouTubing to keep the message spreading.
Since then, I've grown a following of women (and some men) who are trying to free up mental and physical space so that they can actually do real work. And none of it had anything to do with making myself smaller or hungry.