HEY LOOK ages ago I won @smokeplanet‘s giveaway on Twitter and they drew my god boy Cheer for me which is just…super incredible and delightful and IT IS MY TREASURE!!  I don’t do the whole request/commission thing often so I wasn’t sure who would post it but I got permission and HERE IT IS!!!

(hey I know you want more of this good good art style, go read smokeplanet’s webcomic @longexposurecomic, it’s a great read and clearly building towards some Even More Intense Stuff)

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I went to a school where the cheerleaders cheered high pitch and repeated 30 y/o cheers. I love how cheerleaders at black schools speak deeper and stomp!!

Cheerleader Karolyne Day on How #TheWorkIsWorthIt

To learn more, follow @ncacheer on Instagram and explore the hashtag #TheWorkIsWorthIt.

“You just have to love it,” says Karolyne Day (@karolyneday15) before heading onstage at the National Cheerleading Association All-Star National Championship. “It takes a lot of hours and determination to get through cheerleading. There’s a lot of pressure coming into a competition.” The 15-year-old from Houston started with her team Woodside Elite five years ago.

“We’ve been together for a few years, so we’ve all been close friends,” she says. “It helps that we’ve hung out outside of cheer and we all love the sport so much.” The intensity of a 2 ½-minute performance can be stressful so practicing stunts in the gym and exercise is crucial. “I pretty much come in almost every day.” Regardless of how stressed or tired she is, Karolyne’s passion is cheer and gymnastics tumbling. “It’s always been my stress reliever.”

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