I work a full-time desk job, I go to law school in the evenings, and I have a three-year-old daughter. Needless to say, I’m pretty stressed out. On top of everything, I struggle with anxiety.
Art has always been an outlet for me. I can’t seem to sit through a meeting or lecture without scribbling at least a few doodles. I started making these comics just a few weeks ago as a way to blow off a little steam. In doing so, I tried to personify this little broken piece of myself and find some humor in it. Though I don’t believe mental illness is a laughing matter, I do believe that laughter can be good medicine for those who struggle with it.
I was really nervous to put these into the world. The fact that I have received so much positive feedback from other people who say they have the same struggles, the same thoughts, and quirks, has helped me feel a little less alone, a little less broken.
I hope my silly doodles are able to do the same for others who may be battling their own Anxiety Fairies.
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