You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.

James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin (via bookshavepores)

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The finished traced outline of our Queer and Trans STARS mural at the Studio. Going to start painting soon!

The finished traced outline of our Queer and Trans STARS mural at the Studio. Going to start painting soon!

a new illustration I made for Shameless Magazine issue #23…look for it!

a new illustration I made for Shameless Magazine issue #23…look for it!

my mom’s favorite poet…she gave me this book when i was struggling wtih coming out to her…sometimes she says all the right things by saying nothing at all.

my mom’s favorite poet…she gave me this book when i was struggling wtih coming out to her…sometimes she says all the right things by saying nothing at all.

based on a photograph of my mom when she was younger, working at the convenience store

based on a photograph of my mom when she was younger, working at the convenience store

my mom is a high school drop out and she’s the most brilliant person i know…these are some of her favorite books

my mom is a high school drop out and she’s the most brilliant person i know…these are some of her favorite books