childhood evolution

The Ladies’ Home Journal, May 1949

Wikipedia says that “Dennis the Menace is a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip originally created, written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham. It debuted on March 12, 1951, in 16 newspapers and was originally distributed by Post-Hall Syndicate.” 

But this comic by Ketcham two years earlier sure looks like Dennis! 

“I’m Gonna Rock Your World!”

This was my OTP back in the day~ 

A fit of nostalgia has me rewatching this series and I’m 100% ok with admitting I judge an episode on how much Lancitty is in it on whether I liked the episode or not, with the exception of some elements~

Seriously, though, I have some bad fanart from ‘09 of these two and I loved this damn show and will never be over it and gah~!!! <3


           The emergence of the young girl’s puberty announces the beginning of her adolescence. An intriguing and delicate moment where discoveries and asphyxia intertwine. Synonyms of life and blossoming, plants are metaphoric actresses of certain steps of this human and mental transformation. The body develops and blossoms without warning.

          From breast growth to the appearance of periods, this change of state becomes a fight with oneself: growing, accepting one’s metamorphosis, cutting through the chrysalis… In front of the incomprehension of all these things changing, modesty sets in. Malaise from a sometimes toxic upheaval. They become conscious of their appearance, and little by little, of their inner changes. They become curious, attracted to danger and risk. They get out of their cocoon, timidly and silently.


          L’apparition de la puberté chez la fille annonce le début de son adolescence. Un passage de la vie intriguant et délicat où s’entremêlent découvertes et asphyxie. Synonyme de vie et d’éclosion, les plantes sont ici les actrices métaphoriques de certaines étapes de cette transformation humaine tant physique que mentale. Le corps se développe et bourgeonne sans crier gare.

           De la poussée des seins à l'apparition des règles, ce changement d’état devient un combat avec soi-même : grandir, accepter sa métamorphose, percer la chrysalide…  Face à l’incompréhension de toutes ces choses qui changent, la pudeur s’installe. Mal-être ressenti d’un bouleversement parfois toxique. On prend conscience de son apparence et, petit à petit, de ce qu'il se passe en nous. On devient curieuse, attirée par le danger, le risque. On sort du cocon, timidement et en silence.

Photography by Charlotte Abramow + Plants creation by Duy Anh Nhan Duc

Fashion by Caroline Nedelec / Make-up by Virginie Rascle / Hair by Jonathan Dadoun

The amazing 11-years-old is Thémis

I’m thankful for the bruises,
The ‘street light’ curfew,
When my friends actually knocked for me instead of texting 'i’m outside’.
All the imagination put into making adventures and building tree houses, the cuts, the falls, the splinters.
I am fully thankful I got to live the most adventurous, imaginative childhood, were I planted all the seeds of my dreams that are slowly coming true now.
I can only hope my children are as lucky for their minds to be as free as mine once was.