I got interviewed over at The Fandomentals and it was such a lovely conversation. Check it out! https://www.thefandomentals.com/creator-corner-interview-with-artist-and-graphic-novelist-rhea-ewing/
@rhea_ewing bonus round: “is it really okay for me to toot about anxiety I mean I’m probably just faking it...”
Anxiety brain/ mental health humor Show more
Me: “Things seem to be going really well in my life lately!”
Anxiety: “Does... does that mean we should feel constantly on the edge of panic? Let’s feel constantly on the edge of panic.”
Bad feelings Show more
I went back on Twitter to see panel hashtags aaaaand I Have Regrets. The wiscon app's downvote feature is really ambiguous and anxiety inducing. I got up this morning to moderate (a very nice!) panel but I'm now exhausted. The general emotional intensity is high so I'm pretty in need of a soft blanket and a hug. Ooof.
Good feelings Show more
Connection, community, ideas, diversity, holy shit I'm not alone even a little bit
I'm at #wiscon and full of feelings, mostly good.
Online harassment, transphobia disguised as righteousness on tumblr Show more
Latest tumblr drama to have crawled under my skin is public shaming and constant harassment of butch lesbians who aren't cis. The whole policing around the words butch and femme is so obviously transphobia and biphobia in a new hat I just.... *despair* 💀
HRT stuff, dysphoria Show more
So I'm planning on temporarily coming off of T starting in August to try to conceive, and in preparation for that I figured I could try slowly lowering my dose.
I cut my dose in half this week and immediately got super lethargic and depressed and didn't figure out why until day 8 of the reduced hrt.
So I might just do that sudden drop in August after all, haha. I have so much stuff to get done between now and end of July I really can't afford to lose time to dysphoria. 😑
Free makeup classes for trans and nb people (sideways corporate promotion?) Show more
I just found out that Sephora offers free makeup classes to trans and non-binary people. The copy sounds like they’re not just teaching people to look Instagram-femme, but tailor the techniques to your needs and style.
That store is hella expensive, so if you qualify, go take advantage of free stuff!
ptsd Show more
But for me healing is letting go of the parts of me that grew into that pridefully, the person who wanted to be sharp and numb, the person who dared life to go harder.
Healing is growing tender and having established such a safe space and foundation in myself that the risk is minimal.
These are my Sunday thoughts of healing, being sat in a situation that a few years ago would have broken me, and now just make me take each day as they come.
If you are healing, I hope today is good.
su Show more
me, a naive fool from an hour ago: "hey gorgeous partner, wanna watch the new steven universe episodes before we both go to work? Might be nice to unwind from yesterday before we start today."
@rhea_ewing downside: I am now too comfy to move
Baby fever, hrt Show more
We had such a good talk with our donor over the weekend. I feel excited about being a parent in a year or so and strange about the idea of being off of hrt after it had such good effects on me.
Exercise, illness Show more
Went back to the gym after a week off due to health stuff... I am sore but warm and happy.
I hope no one is under the impression that just because I support sex workers that I don’t also support survivors of trafficking and abuse. Survivors matter. But SESTA/FOSTA will not help, nor will other legislation that targets sex work while still maintaining the exploitation and inequality that comes from the capitalist state.
Artist and graphic novelist in Wisconsin. rheaewing.com they/them/theirs Art only account is @rhea
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