When Ani Castillo, Mexican cartoonist immigrated to Canada, she faced a very difficult time adapting to the fact that she had to start her life from scratch, learn to speak a new language and be away from her family.

She then sought some help and a brilliant psychologist in training took her under her wing. Together they found ways for Ani to cope with the challenges. One of them was this cartoon, Imaginary Friend. The name refers to the years when Ani wouldn't dare to speak for fear of embarrassing herself in the new language, but her mind would be flooded with an incessant chatter.

Like pinning a butterfly, Imaginary Friend helps Ani to "pin a thought" and understand it better. After almost a decade of leaving her homeland, she's beginning to feel like she can actually thrive in her new country.

More info: miamigo.ca

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LilyMaeKitty 2 years ago

kittens for me...little meowing kittens

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naen 2 years ago

#Govegan !

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SeradjEddin 2 years ago

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MatthewJackson 2 years ago

Weird that's totally been me lately too. Think, think, think.

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GiedrėTi. 2 years ago

plotwist: noone writes to you on your bday

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JenniferWilkinson 2 years ago

Love this one...very beautiful and very true!

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SeradjEddin 2 years ago

it's the same to a lot of us

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SamuelTremblay-Demers 2 years ago

I can relate :)

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MatthewJackson 2 years ago

Core belief of mine!

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tamyraa_baggett 2 years ago

I actually do this sometimes

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MargeWisniewski 2 years ago

By-product of depression/anxiety

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PandaBear 2 years ago

lol! I wonder how many people think that in a crowd. (Guilty)

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AyoubIgmir 2 years ago

"Ditto. Sincerely, everyone"

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AyoubIgmir 2 years ago

sorry my bear*

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Michellequehl 2 years ago

They say mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery... have you ever had your little brother mimic everything you do it's more annoying

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Martina Muselová 1 year ago

I love this one, the girl <3

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Laura Ingles. 2 years ago

I don't think many people do.....

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Christi Howitt 1 year ago

been there, done that.