Artist Haley Weaver a.k.a. Haley Drew This connects the inner and the outer. The individual and the collective. Her comics surrounding issues like mental health, relationships, and selfhood encompass so many aspects of the human experience, you could just say they are about life. Yes, that might sound a little abstract, but Haley's work is multi-dimensional and can't be described with one adjective. So a broad noun will have to do.

More info: haleydrewthis.com | Instagram | Twitter

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8 months ago

Truer words may never have been spoken

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Haley went to Gettysburg College, a small liberal arts school. She studied English with a writing concentration and competed on the swim team. And if you're wondering, yes, she did take a civil war course.

Over the years, Haley found that sitting down and focusing on drawing — like penning the curve of a circle or the corner of a square — helps her feel present and connected rather than high strung and worried. "It makes my brain feel less like a livewire and more like a spark," she told Articles of Antiquity.

"I've always loved doodling. When I first started my art account, my goal was to draw regularly while making art that connected with people. I think my style has transformed over the years, but still feels rooted in that original goal."

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8 months ago

everyone feels a bit of the holiday cheer... even if you don't want to!

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Speaking to The Charlotte Observer, the artist said her work receives mind-blowing amounts of support. "I love seeing people tag their friends in the comments or direct message me to say that my drawing helped them or inspired them or simply made them happy. That's been the coolest—to feel like I'm making an impact beyond what I ever could’ve before."

Haley currently has over 307K followers but she's not only posting to Instagram. She's scrolling through it as well. Out of everyone Haley follows herself, she really likes @webcomic_name for a delightfully predictable punchline, @ziwef and @hicaitlinreilly for the laughs, and @chanel_miller for beautiful storytelling. If you like her work, check out these accounts as well. Chances are, you'll adore them too.

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I'manoob!
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8 months ago

Why did you make a list of my needs?

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GVL
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8 months ago

This is so accurate. Thank you for sharing this. Great analogy !!

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8 months ago

WEAR! YOUR! MASK!

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Lord Mysticlaw
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8 months ago

I always like how Harry (Potter) says that the dementors make him feel like he'll never be happy again. That's EXACTLY how depression makes me feel. It takes a lot of work from my rational mind to remind myself that it's not true.

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Night Owl
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8 months ago

Congrats :D That's a beautiful love-story

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SeidWolf
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8 months ago

confidence does not just appear. if confidence is lacking it means things feel out of control, or not equipped to handle it. Competence and Empowerment builds confidence.

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Saara .
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8 months ago

My mommy passed away 1 week ago. Miss you mom. You were absolutely the best.

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Sofie
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8 months ago

Yes!

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Night Owl
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8 months ago

Try to stay in the present.

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Emi A.
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8 months ago

This one might actually work for me!! Tears tears of hope

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Night Owl
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8 months ago

The anxiety in disguise made me laugh

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Carilyn Beverly
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8 months ago

Love this one

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Night Owl
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8 months ago (edited)

Great idea. Sadly, it looks easier than it is

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Natalia
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8 months ago

"swear it exists" hahahahhahahaha!! 😝😝

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Phoenix
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8 months ago

I don’t stare at myself in a mirror, it’s more of a “Whenever I see my reflection I start talking to it like I’m making a speech to a crowd” type of thing. I have a hard time with mirrors.

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SeidWolf
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8 months ago

- clean your space: no energy, too overwhelming. - eat healthy: too much effort, dont feel worth eating - music: just not something that one dwells on, or triggers trauma & emotional ghosts. - breathe: yes - water: yes - self compassion: absofukinlutely

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Night Owl
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8 months ago

Needs to include masks in case of unannounced visitors

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Clara Knaub
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8 months ago

I love this!

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8 months ago

Things to bottle: True moments of sincerity between you and treasured individual Things not to bottle: Walking through a puddle of water you didn't notice while wearing you favourite pair of socks

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KombatBunni
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8 months ago

Need to remember that last one..💙

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BoredDragon
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8 months ago

Donuts always make me feel better :D

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am_c0m0
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8 months ago

I need this!

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Grace
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8 months ago

my life

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8 months ago

small acts of affection and shows of appreciation can go a long way

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Lula!!!!
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8 months ago

I need to write down my own feelings to bottle! I really like that.

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Salty Old Woman
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8 months ago

Don't worry. I was in my 40's before I started to feel like I was getting there.

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Fact Perils
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8 months ago

Wow. I feel like a lot of these are positive, mine would be shorter and only negative situations because I’m the type of person who only cries when sad/angry.

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