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 3 years ago

kittens for me...little meowing kittens

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naen 3 years ago

#Govegan !

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SeradjEddin 3 years ago

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MatthewJackson 3 years ago

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

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GiedrėTi. 3 years ago

plotwist: noone writes to you on your bday

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JenniferWilkinson 3 years ago

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

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SeradjEddin 3 years ago

it's the same to a lot of us

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SamuelTremblay-Demers 3 years ago

I can relate :)

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MatthewJackson 3 years ago

Core belief of mine!

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tamyraa_baggett 3 years ago

I actually do this sometimes

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MargeWisniewski 3 years ago

By-product of depression/anxiety

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PandaBear 3 years ago

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

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AyoubIgmir 3 years ago

"Ditto. Sincerely, everyone"

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AyoubIgmir 3 years ago

sorry my bear*

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Michellequehl 3 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

been there, done that.

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tiagoobin 3 years ago

Love it! So true.

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FemkeKaspers 3 years ago

Still scared of that..

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Rajani Sarasan 2 years ago

Yessssssss

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GiedrėTi. 3 years ago

story of my life. all those imaginary relationships with singers :c

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AyoubIgmir 3 years ago

But at least you were drawn like one of them french girls

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AkiDitto 2 years ago

I really like this art style.

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Guillaume 3 years ago

That's exactly what I feel. Is that a good thing?

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Rajani Sarasan 2 years ago

Every relationship ever!

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DanielleHutchinson 3 years ago

This.

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Josée Deschênes 2 years ago

This.

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JustinAdam 3 years ago

Best

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chanteuse 3 years ago

So real!

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MagnoliaIrides 3 years ago

The fear of that pain is way way more painful than the rejection itself :D

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G97779 3 years ago

like

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Josée Deschênes 2 years ago

Yes I am vegan!! Peace to all.

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LeticiaRolim 3 years ago

OMG drawing of my life

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Rajani Sarasan 2 years ago

This is so sad

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DanielleHutchinson 3 years ago

My bum.

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eros007 3 years ago

Creative and on point!

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SiobhanSands 3 years ago

This makes me think how much I love my Grandmother even after she's been gone all these years. This is the enveloping safe warm love she would always give me. Thank you.

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PandaBear 3 years ago

Nobody ever says things like this, so I've finally found someone who feels the same way!

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ElizabethMolloy 3 years ago

Beautiful, moving and inspirational. Thank you for sharing these xxxxxxx

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Rajani Sarasan 2 years ago

This post has touched me more than any other post I think. Thank you so much and lots of love to you! ❤