Interview with Art: Pippin Lee Truman

We sat down with animator and illustrative artist Pippin Lee Truman to chat about their artwork, intersectionality, and their advice for fellow artists! Check out the interview below! V: What inspires your artwork? P: I would say that my inspiration mainly comes from the media around me, especially things like comics, because they’re such an…

My Tattoos Are Not An Invitation To Touch Me

If you’re a woman with tattoos, you’ve probably experienced something like what I’m about to describe: You’re standing in a café or at a bar, or in a library, minding your own business, when a stranger walks up to you and, without asking, puts their hands on you. “Wow,” they say, “What an awesome tattoo!” You flinch,…

Nobody Has Hands Like Hers

my mami’s hands are always soft like the reindeer named Twinkles who i cuddled with at night she would make up bedtime stories about Twinkles my imagination growing like a sunflower her hands have carried me through loss through happiness through debilitating depression when i was a young girl she sliced her finger open on…

Boys (don’t) Cry

Toxic Masculinity describes the idea that men are inherently less emotional than women, as well as being more violent, stronger, and more able to tolerate pain and stress. A man who presents as emotional or un-aggressive is deemed effeminate and weak. This leads to many men repressing their feelings and cutting themselves off from people…