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Tag your favourite gender queer 💕💕💕. . . . . #nonbinary #trans #enby #genderqueer #nonbinaryartist #queerartist #oneofthem #positivity #queer #lgbtqi+ #selflove #hellomynameiswednesday #enbyartist #queerillustrator #transillustrator #transgender # art #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #artist

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Hiiiiii everyone, hope you had a good day. Here’s a bit of a reflection from today. . I’ve been thinking about how in the past I’ve felt like I should change the way I am to make other people confortable. It looks like this : I’m proud and confident in myself and I’m a bitch. I ask for what I deserve and I’m arrogant. I dress like myself and I’m rubbing my queerness in other people’s faces. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that people like to push me into a box I don’t fit in. Because I make them feel uncomfortable. But It’s not worth trying to change who i am for the comfort of others. . There’s so much that gender has done to box me in. It told me I should be shy and accomodating. It told me I couldn’t be a boss. It told me that there are limits. I’m done with gender. I don’t have it and it doesn’t have me. . Here’s the mood for 2019 : I’m going to ask for what I deserve. I’m going to be me without apologies. I’m going to honour myself too. . W xxxxxx. . . #nonbinary #trans #enby #genderqueer #nonbinaryartist #queerartist #oneofthem #positivity #queer #lgbtq+ #selflove #hellomynameiswednesday #enbyartist #queerillustrator #transillustrator #transgender # art #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #artist #artistsofinstagram

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It just occurred to me today that I never shared the comic I made for @chimeforchange with you folx! I had the chance to be a part of a zine about gender equality where I made some concise points about where allyship can start! Here it is ! W xxxx . . . . #genderequality #artistsofinstagram #nonbinaryartist #genderqueer #art #queer #queerillustrator #queerartist #queerswhomake #feminist #feminism #transgender #trans #nonbinary

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I’m sure you folx know by now that this year I got to make some art for @lgbtcenternyc ! I was commissioned to make art in support of their new TGNC substance use and recovery group. With the help of the group members and @whoisbobcivil I made some pieces I’m really proud of :) here’s the first one and it’s true for everyone xxxx

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For me, art isn’t just a job. It’s a big part of how I take care of myself. It’s not always about making something that is perfect or something that will pay for my food and rent- it’s about expressing who I am and what I’m feeling. And sometimes I do just have to lock myself away to recover when I’m overwhelmed. I usually will get a huge canvas and just use that space to process what’s going on. It really helps me to make something beautiful out of a bad feeling. And It’s a gift I’m thankful for everyday. For me, art helps me to find strength. W xxxxxx . . #mentalhealthmatters #bipolar2 #anxiety #selfcare #art #queerartist #transgender #trans #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist #genderqueer #artist #artistsofinstagram

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EDIT : THEYRE SOLD OUT ❤🌈 . My new pins are here and I’m screaming!!!!! They are so colourful and feel so special 🌸 This design is part of a limited edition batch of 49 (I’m keeping one for myself because it’s too gorgeous)! . . . . #queer #queerillustrator #artistsofinstagram #nonbinaryartist #genderqueer #art #trans #nonbinary #transgender #lgbt #pride #queerpride #illustration

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Morning Everyone!! Heres my new tee!!! You can now preorder it via the link in my bio for the next two weeks :) luv u xxxx Link : https://everpress.com/gender-is-art . . . . . . #transgender #trans #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist #genderqueer #art #queer #queerillustrator #queerartist #agender

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A self portrait in my work space 🌿 look at Patricia looking lush 😎 . . . . #agender #nonbinary #transgender #trans #nonbinaryartist

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🌈 new badges are coming soon! #queerpower

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Everyone deserves to reflect and grow 🌿 Art comissioned by @conkermagazine for their 3rd volume 'Growing Pains'. I have a lot of love for Conker, they're a magazine by survivors and for survivors 💕 . . #transgender #trans #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist #genderqueer #art #artist #ukartist #london #londonart #lgbt

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Hellooo hope everyone had a good day 🌸 . . Today I made this thread about art, and how art doesn’t have to conform to common expectations to be valid or “good”. It doesnt have to be like the art I share on my grid! Art can be anything you want it to be. . . I also wanted to use the moment to share one of my favourite pracitses : mark making as a means of relieving stress and anxiety. I’ve given you a glimpse of a technique that I learned from Yayoi Kusama. She taught me that I can make something beautiful out of my negative feelings. Art can really be anything you like. I’m hoping that some of you might give it a try and let me know if you find it as relieving as me? 💕

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For a while I’ve been talking about how cis people can make steps to show up for trans people. I finally decided to make it into a colourful info graphic. I hope this helps others to think about the small ways that they can make a difference. I’ve also made a number of accessible resources in my story highlights about : being trans, being non binary, coming out as trans, how we can be better allies, trans awareness and basic gender study. I urge my cis followers to have a look 💕 W xxx

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Trans day of visibility. I’m visible to honour my ancestors and the generations to come. . . tag a trans, enby or GNC person and tell them why u love them ❤️ #transdayofvisibility

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Trans happiness is real

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Queer is family, Queer is love, Queer is strength.. . . . #nonbinary #trans #enby #genderqueer #nonbinaryartist #queerartist #oneofthem #positivity #queer #lgbtq+ #selflove #hellomynameiswednesday #enbyartist #queerillustrator #transillustrator #transgender # art #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #artist #artistsofinstagram

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~ our feelings are valid~ When I was younger I used to believe that if your life is good, you will be happy all of the time. Now I know that it’s impossible. It’s more realistic to accept that life is not always perfect. We all experience things that challenge us. it’s important to honour my good feelings and the bad. I don’t want to suppress difficult feelings just because it’s easier. I want to be open and talk about it. I want to allow myself to feel upset or sad. If i feel angry, upset or sad it’s valid and I try to learn from it every time. Nobody can be a gleaming beacon of hope all of the time -I’m a multi faceted human who feels a rainbow of feelings and I’m proud of it 🌈. . . . #nonbinary #trans #enby #genderqueer #nonbinaryartist #queerartist #oneofthem #positivity #queer #lgbtq+ #selflove #hellomynameiswednesday #enbyartist #queerillustrator #transillustrator #transgender # art #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #artist #artistsofinstagram

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~ pride as a state of mind ~ . Today I'm thinking about what pride means to me. For me, most of the time, pride is about being loud and visible, saying "I'm here, I'm queer and I'm not going anywhere". But sometimes it's about having a quiet moment to myself. It's about realising that I am ~valuable and worthy~ . I find alot of strength in the solitary moments where I feel strong as who I am. . I believe it takes alot of strength to love who you are in a world that tells you that you aren't worthy of it. . LUV U xxxxxx . #enby #genderqueer #queerartist #enbyartist #queerart #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist #nonbinary #oneofthem #lgbt #trans #transgender #love #art #artist #genderneutral #queerillustrator

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This weekend was my weekend. Since starting as a freelancer I've been working every weekend. I got to a point where I wasn't really claiming time for me to just exist and relax. I've been feeling like I need to be working all the time to be worth something. To feel like the money I earn is mine. The truth is that I cant keep working the way I was. I need to remember that I need to just relax, read my book and go to see friends sometimes. I dont need to be working myself to death to be worth something. ~ I need to remember that my health is more important than my work ~ Here's to more weekends that are all mine ❤ . #queer #queerartist #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist #transgender #oneofthem

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For anyone who needs it today. Love you xxxx also I want to shout out @mxdarren for their wise words today ❤

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My heart dropped into my stomach seeing this. @theeconomist is highlighting the intensely transphobic press we have here in the UK. They're trying to trigger a whole new reckless debate around us : should we be sterilised? . . This is abhorrent. Who approved this? Who wrote this? Why are we still debating trans lives? How many times do we have to say that speaking like this causes violence to trans people? The truth is that although this is terrible, it is quite common behaviour in the UK media. They are tolerant of transphobia. They pay cis people to debate our rights and our existence. They pay people to write about us as if we are scary vampires ready to destroy their fragile existence. In reality were just people. People trying to live our lives. And I wonder how many people in the UK believe this would be reasonable? . What world do we live in where we would even consider sterilising people in order to recognize them? The answer is that they already do. Trans people are sterilised in many countries. And it's not okay. It's not humane. . . Let the economist know how disgusting this is.

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Self portraits in Carmarthenshire March 2019. I feel really happy and hopeful 🌿 #thisiswhatnonbinarylookslike #oneofthem

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Hulloooo as promised, here’s my next Collab with @everpresshq ! This tee and hoodie is available for the next 21 days via the link in my bio. This design feels really special to me. It was wonderful to make ❤️ . . If you need a size higher than 2xl I’m told that you can email them to get a larger size. They go up to 5xl. Shipping is also international!

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my friend patricia :)

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Hello my loves!! I'm super excited to announce that my friends at @gc2b have given me the opportunity to gift four of you a chest binder!! . ❤To enter ❤ : . - tag a gnc, trans and / or enby friend in the comments! (If you aren't safe to, just tag yourself :) ) . - share this to your story and help spread the word! 🌈 (if you are safe to) . . 🛑 Please note that im allowing only one entry per person to keep it fair! . . On Tuesday I'll go through all of the tags and randomly pick 4 people who will each receive their own #gc2b binder for free!! Please note that each person should be willing to share their body measurements as we want your binder to fit you perfectly! . . LUV U xxxxxxx

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Luv u friends xxxxxxx it's been a while since I made some art just for you. This one goes out to my trans family 🌈 . . #transgender #trans #nonbinary #nonbinarypride #agender #nonbinaryartist #enby #lgbt #artist #art #queer #queerillustrator

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Love to the stars out there 🌟💕 . . . . . #enby #genderqueer #genderneutral #trans #transgender #love #art #artist #art #illustration #illustrator #artist #comic #enbyartist #queerart #cute #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist #nonbinary #artistsoninstagram

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WEDNESDAY X THESADGHOSTCLUB . Check out this cute patch I designed for @theofficialsadghostclub 😻 I'm their artist feature of the month - which is very surreal as I've been admiring them for years❣ hop over to their Instagram to get your patch and read my interview for them. . Here's an excerpt: "I believe that art can be used as a tool for change. This motivates me to keep making art for myself and for queer people. I know that every piece I make will bring me closer to that truth" 💗

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Here’s a commission painting I made for the brilliant @albertkennedytrust to announce their LGBT+ youth conference🌈 are you aged 16-25 and LGBT+? If so I would highly recommend coming along for a lovely queer, creative, inspiring and joyful day (you can find out more info via @albertkennedytrust ). I think the focus of this conference is really brilliant. I’m glad that Albert Kennedy are funding a whole day of activities to get young lgbt+ thinking about how we can strengthen our community❣️ . For those of you who don’t know, @albertkennedytrust are a charity who work with young lgbt+ homeless people, and do so much to empower the community. If you are interested in supporting their work by donating, you can find details via their website🌟 LUV U ALL ❣️ . . . #queerillustrator #enby #enbyartist #queerart #cute #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist #genderqueer #genderneutral #trans #transgender #love #art #artist #art #illustration #illustrator

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ITS HERE ❣ I've finally been organised enough to make a #wednesdaysdrawthisinyourstyle for you! . HOW TO APPLY - draw this painting with your own little character wearing a patterned dungarees (I wanna see loads of different cute dungarees) . - use the hashtag #wednesdaysdrawthisinyourstyle and tag me in the drawing and the caption 💗 . You have to be following me to be considered for the prize and do make sure you use the tags so I can find your art! . TWO WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FRIDAY 8TH FEB - 💥BOTH WILL RECIEVE TWO FREE ART PRINTS AND A ~ SUPRISE ~ POSTCARD WITH A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM ME ❣❣❣ edit: there are so many wonderful submissions that I want to add an extra prize : a third person will win a designed 'icon' profile picture from me! . . I CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU LOVELY FOLX MAKE AAAAAA LUV U 🌸

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I just had to share this AMAZING oil painting of me by @kstan_art . I'm so honoured ❣ Thankyou so much xxx

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LUV U 🌟

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I know u love my wiggles. Here’s a painting for my h8ers xxxxxxxxx . I’m going to be releasing 40 of these as limited edition prints next Thursday! . . #trans #transgender #love #art #artist #art #illustration #illustrator #artist #queerillustrator #artistsoninstagram #queerart #queer #oneofthem #lgbt #trans #transgender #love

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Sharing this pencil drawing as its seems especially relevant today. Here’s a magical wiggly Trans Femme reminding us that Trans and GNC people can never be erased. Love you xxx

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Ok heiiiii ❤ this is arguably the cutest design yet❣❣❣I'm so excited for this tee - look it's me on the back!! All of these lovely clothes have dropped now via the everpress link in my bio! Xxxxxxx

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This one is about drawing boundaries. You can be a kind person AND draw your boundaries. The people who get mad at you when you make boundaries, are usually those who are mad that they cannot take you for a ride anymore❣LUV U xxxx

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CW : HARRASMENT, TRANSPHOBIA, QUEERPHOBIA. . Hi there, so tonight I have a rare post exclusively for cis and / or Het viewers who really want to start doing the work of allyship. I want to talk about the Harassment of trans and GNC people in my the street and in other public spaces and how cis people are complicit in their silence. To avoid speaking on behalf of others I want to talk about my personal experiences and views. . . Being harassed as a visibly queer / trans person is not something that I experience every now and then. In fact I am thoroughly used to it. I am used to putting up with violence. It’s so surreal for me personally because I look at my online platform and I see 21,000 people following me appearing to be allies to trans people and supportive of me, yet when I experience dangerous behaviour directed toward me in real life - NOBODY SAYS ANYTHING. So I want to begin by talking about my most recent experience with this. When I was on the tube the other week, two cis men started laughing at me and taking a video of me, while muttering that I was a “dirty queer”, there were at least 15 other people who witnessed this and said nothing. I turned up my music and desperately hoped that it wouldn’t escalate. This is just ONE moment of hundreds I have experienced as a visibly queer trans person. Naturally in order to survive, I try to laugh at the ridiculousness of these people, and I move on. I survive. And honestly being a trans and /or queer person should not have to be about survival. . So I made this piece because I want people to understand that saying nothing about harassment and violence will perpetuate ongoing harassment and violence. I want people to know that it isn’t just cis men, it comes from “sweet old ladies” and CHILDREN. I have been followed and continually harrassed by a group of teenagers and young people in my old home. Cis people need to realise that this hate comes from inside their houses. Right from their doorstep. And ALOT of work needs to be done to change this. . if you feel offended by this piece, please asses that. I dont want to recieve hate after posting this Luv u

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📸: @poppymarriott__ Hello, my name is Wednesday. I am a squidgey and tender human. This year I want to be more brave too. I want to speak up for myself. I want to use my experiences to reach out to lgbtqi+ people. I want to start changing minds. And I'm really happy that I've been given a platform to do this with you. I don't think I could ever really say thankyou enough for the support I've recieved in the past year. Thankyou to everyone who made me feel more brave. I also want to take a moment to say that I am no more deserving of space than the hundreds of thousands of lgbtqi+ people who are raising their voices on Instagram. I have reached this point largely due to privelege and luck. There are so so many talented queers out there who have similar goals to me and are working just as hard - if not harder. And we need to start looking to them too. . . ❣❣❣ So for this post, I want you to tag a queer person who has been influential to you. Maybe a queer you admire, or a person who's activism has touched you, a queer who has given you strength.. or simply just a queer you feel really thankful for. Tell them why you really love and need them. Be sure to look through other comments and follow those mentioned ❣❣❣❣❣ . . To clarify : I'm using the word 'queer' as an umbrella term for anyone who is part of the lgbtqi+ community . . #queerillustrator #enby #enbyartist #queerart #cute #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist #genderqueer #genderneutral #trans #transgender #love #art #artist #art #illustration #illustrator #artist #Facesoflo

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Excited to announce that I’ve designed this new tee to launch with Everpress on the 6th of jan❣️ 10% of sales will be donated to @mermaidsgender , a brilliant charity who supports Trans and GNC youth 💕 xxxxx . . No long caption today : just a gentle reminder that you are enough ❣ you are valid & needed! . . #everpress #queermerch #queerartist #queerart #cute #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist #queerartist #oneofthem #lgbt #trans #transgender #love #art #artist #art #illustration #illustrator #artist #everpresshq

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So I asked you folx last week if you wanted to see some of my personal pencil drawings. You we're so eager to see some, so here's the first one 😊 . To begin I just want to begin by explaining the role that art plays in my personal life and how this imagery is so important for me. . A few years ago, my mental health was in a really bad state. I had dropped out of university after months of hypommanic and severe depressive episodes. I was struggling to leave the house and could not hold down a job. One day I saw a canvas on the street and I took it home. I found some old oil paints and I began to paint a self portrait. This was the true beginning of my intense relationship with art. I realised that I could use art to explain and process what was going on with me. And after each piece... I felt a little better. Ever since, I have used art relentlessly as a kind of deep therapy. I realised this huge potential that art can harness and I knew I needed to use it to reach out to other people. I wanted to use this opportunity to share with you a personal drawing and statement that I always need to tell myself. I realise that through really dark times.. I still made it. I’ve made it through 100% of my bad days. I just need to keep moving. . When I did go back to study art, I found that because of my bipolar I could work faster and harder than everyone else, and I started to view it as being a huge advantage! And I think because of my bipolar, i really depend on art. It feels like something i could never live without. And I'm thankful for that intensity. I really believe in myself and the good that I can achieve, using art as my medium. I’m extremely lucky to call it my job in this world. I wouldn’t ever do anything else. . I just want to tell any queers who are struggling with MH conditions, that It can get better. And if you have bipolar, you can get stable enough. I know it's never ever easy. But even if all you did today was to rest, I'm proud of you. Some days all I can do is rest, and I know that is still a step forward. . . #queermentalhealth #letstalk #mentalhealth #bipolar #queerwithbipolar #lgbtqmentalhealth #art #artist #illustration #illustrator #artist

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HENLO IT ME❣❣ OMG so the iconic @fransquishco writes a list of exiting queers every year. I have just been told that I made it to this year's list.. And I'm really emotional about it ❣ I never ever thought I would get as far as I have come, and I'm really proud. I'm so so honoured @outmagazine ....my eyes are so juicy 😭 thankyou for making my day and validating my work like this 🌸 you can read it here : https://www.out.com/popnography/2018/12/31/most-exciting-queers-follow-instagram-2019

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Lgbtqi+ people ❣️ you deserve to feel loved and needed. You deserve to feel good about yourself, you deserve to feel VALID 💕 . . ❣❣❣ 2019 IS THE YEAR OF THE QUEER ❣❣❣ . . . #hellomynameiswednesday #enby #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist #queerart #queer #oneofthem #lgbt #trans #transgender #love #art #artist #artwork #illustration #illustrator #queerillustrator #genderneutral #enbyartist #handlettering #lesbian #artistsoninstagram

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Policing identity is so last year❣️ i want to see less policing of trans, enby and GNC identities. Not everyone is in the position to transition as they wish, and not everyone wishes to transition❣️ Non binary people do not have to present as binary genders! Stop pressuring enbies who are MAB to present as Femme 24/7! Stop pressuring FAB enbies to present as masc! And finally : can we stop gendering makeup and clothes?! gender is way more complex than just the clothes we wear , or the makeup we use. . Here's a HOT tip for people who are struggling to spot "real trans people" : IF SOMEONE SAYS THEY'RE TRANS, THEY'RE TRANS 🌟 . Ps if you are invalidating trans and/ or enby people because they haven’t ‘transitioned’ enough for you are classist, ableist and transphobic! Fullstop ❣️trans people do not have to appear cis to be valid, binch❣️ . . . #hellomynameiswednesday #enby #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist #queerart #queer #oneofthem #lgbt #trans #transgender #love #art #artist #artwork #illustration #illustrator #queerillustrator #genderneutral #enbyartist #handlettering #lesbian #artistsoninstagram

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This year I've been really proactive about attempting to achieve my dreams. I made a list of small goals for my bedroom wall, and everyday I inched closer to each one.. thinking of almost nothing else. This year I really thought to myself "I really can do this..and if anyone can do this... then why not me?" . It was important for me to start working on eradicating negative thoughts about myself and my abilities. I achieved every single goal by August, and I'm so proud of that. . . MH disabilities have been holding me down for almost all of my young life. I have in the past felt like I will never be able for feel well or stable enough to succeed .. But I have realised with the right diagnoses, self love, the right meds and more self belief, that I can do this.. And I have also been so so fortunate to find a career which I can manage and excel at, even when I'm struggling with the effects caused by my Bipolar 2 and GAD . . . I know and respect that healing is not linear. I'm not going to make a NYE resolution claiming that everything will be infinitely better next year. But I'm going to carry on as I have, and I'm going to treat & love myself in the hopes that I can receive more stability in 2019. I'm also going to be more open about the reality of my experience in the hopes that someone out there might feel less alone. I want others (especially queers) who struggle with MH conditions, to know that in part, I'm going to carry on thriving for you too. But if I do end up relapsing in any way, I won't see that as a failure anymore. I'll see it as the next step in an important journey. . . . . This is a personal view of my own treatment and recovery, so I just want to accentuate that not everyone will have the same experience or outlook as me. And if you cannot relate to this, you are absolutely and totally valid ❣ xxxxxx

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alone but never lonely 😊 this is my dream room hehe

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Here’s a mood for the new year. Listening to and raising voices of marginalised people. This means that instead of allies becoming offended on behalf of others , that they could instead choose to raise the work and words of those who are marginalised - it’s about letting marginalised people speak for themselves. Instead of writing about trans people, why not allow trans people to tell their own stories? Instead of being paid to make art about queer people, why not pass the job to a queer artist? I believe it’s really important for people to have the opportunity to speak for themselves. I want to see more credited quotes, I want to see captions in insta posts where you are imploring your followers to go to marginalised spaces to support and learn. The mood is not only about recognising the privileges we have, but using those privileges to pass the mic. I always need to do more to pass the mic, and I would love it if you could join me. Happy holidays my loves xxxxx [image description : abstract rainbow background with the words "raise don't erase"]

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happy holidays from ur fave boygirl 🔥 📸 : @poppymarriott__

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Lgbtqi+ humans u always were and always will be. Luv you xxxxxxxx

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To queer and/ or trans angels❤️ xxxxxxx . . . . #artist #artistsoninstagram #lgbt #trans #transgender #love #art #art #queerillustrator #enby #enbyartist #queerart #cute #nonbinaryartist #queerart #genderqueer #genderneutral

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This year I'm going to listen to myself more. I'm going to do what makes me feel good. I'm deciding to be less afraid of what other people (cishets hehe) think of me. This year I'm going to be giving myself some really positive energy, and I invite you to join me ❤ 📸 : @poppymarriott__ . . #thisiswhatnonbinarylookslike #enby #genderqueer #queerartist #enbyartist #queerart #cute #nonbinary #nonbinaryartist

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. . I believe that showing kindness to others in a world that is unkind takes huge strength. . . This is for Nia 🌹