Another piece just for me, to keep my hands busy and mind distracted. ° ° ° I like to watch weird, pseudoscientific shows like Ancient Aliens and let the colors appear on paper. It doesn't really keep me from obsessing, but it helps. Haha ° ° ° As always, gonna end with a shameless plug - click the link in my bio to support my work. 💚 ° ° ° #surreal#contemporaryart#instaartist#instagood#trippy#abstract#creepy#queer#unique
One thing that bothers me is when people tell you not to use labels or to forget that you have an illness. There is power in labels, believe me, in so many different ways. I have a lot of labels, Queer, Bipolar, Vegan - a triple threat! . . There is so much power in having a label and owning it. It is important to recognize who you are, what you have to offer and your strengths/weaknesses and limitations. It’s important to know your diagnosis so it can get the proper healthcare and assistance, accommodations, insurance from work or the government, that you may need. It is important that you understand you have a disability in the eyes of the government because someday, you may need their help. If you have been so lucky not to have to use any kind of assistance, that is great for you. However, many people in this world need assistance and help, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact telling people not to use a label or to pay attention to their illness, could actually end up doing more harm than good. We have to push people towards the services, not away from. People should not feel ashamed to use a label or to get help in anyway. You can’t do everything alone. . . Don’t be afraid to use a label when you need to. Sure, don’t get completely stuck on it and focus all of your energy on your label. Use it as a guide, as a way to understand pets of who you are, to create awareness and and visibility to the groups that you belong to. To the causes that you stand up for. It’s up to you how you want to use the label, or if you want to use it but don’t let other people make you feel guilty or like you shouldn’t use it. Labels are a thing, a way we classify certain things in this world and there is no shame in using them. . . I have bipolar disorder and adhd and I’m not ashamed!