I see you. I see you when you shake your head and roll your eyes. I hear when you mutter “permissive parent” as you pass. I hear your children when they ask why the girl with the colored hair has a “bald face”. We don’t mind the curiosity. If you can use a peaceful voice & give us some room in our bubble we don’t mind explaining. But we do mind when you act disgusted, use hurtful words, or just generally look on disapprovingly. The pretty girl with the colored hair is almost 5. She didn’t have an easy start to life. Some of what she experienced she remembers. Some of it she doesn’t. She also spent years screaming in pain at strange moments until a doctor visit taught us that she has a condition where certain sounds in the every day cause her extreme pain. Then earlier this year her face began to change. One by one her eyelashes began to disappear. We discovered that this tiny person has Trichotillomania, a condition where a person under extreme stress and anxiety compulsively pulls their hair out. After her eye lashes disappeared her eyebrows slowly began to go as well. I was afraid the hair on her head would go next. So when she asked for pink hair, I jumped on board. Multi colored hair too? Absolutely. We can’t always control the sounds in her world. But I can give her control over her own body and her hair. So far with her pride in her colored hair she has yet to pull it out. So, polite questions are welcome in public. But rude gestures and and statements are not. They generally lead to her pulling more hair out. Dont judge this beautiful little girl by her beautiful cover. I see you. And more importantly, she sees you.
Hello again! As some of you probably saw yesterday, I’m back online. Thanks for being patient with me!
Oh wow, you guys have been so sweet! I guess the next couple of days will be me posting the AWESOME arts you made in my absence.
After that, there are two courses of drawings to be posted. Appreciation arts (in which I draw a bunch of the awesome people I’ve met on here) or the original arts of the Dreamers. Leave a comment on which one you’d prefer?
So yeah, I spent some time offline to recollect myself, catch up on schoolwork, and do some game playing, cause gods know it’s been a while. But I got pulled into a modpack for Minecraft by some friends of mine, and now I’ve yanked my brother in as well, so I suspect that a lot of art in the future will be either rainbows, cats, or minecraft. Hopefully my bro will get some work done on the story too.