A lot of my illustrations have a meaning/ story behind them. This one I wanted to explain a little.
In 2015 I discovered I had Hashimotos Disease and ever since then I’ve been struggling with the chronic thyroid related illness. Different doses of medication, awful symptoms from constant fatigue and to mental health concerns, countless appointments and all the same “answers” from doctors. If you didn’t know the butterfly is commonly used as a symbol for the thyroid. Sometimes it feels like my disease takes control of my life, like it becomes who I am and I loose my true self. This year I’m teaching myself to not let it define me and how ever shitty it makes me feel it can not dictate my life and my happiness. 🦋🌈✨ #hashimotos#hashimotosdisease#hashimotosthyroidis#autoimmunedisease
Current little WIP. This is the most excited I've been about a new series in forever! Gosh darn women are beautiful creatures but our self doubt and outward judgements are crazy hurtful. So much of that is body focused. Watching my teenage cousins juggling changes and the growth in influence from social media, the negative things they notice about themselves and other people is heartbreaking. I wish I had been more body positive be to myself and other girls growing up. I'm putting my best foot (aka my painting hand) forward and owning it now. Be positive in yourself "Your breasts are best" honestly. I love my perky disproportioned slightly uneven boobs. I hope you love yours. Whatever shape, nipple ratio, or shade. Coming soon to @maggieandtonks. I hope you like the new direction x