Hi, I'm Jordan Alam and this is an addition to my personal creativity blog. As a woman of color who writes, knits, makes art, and discusses feminist theory with my friends at Barnard College, I have a lot to share!
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Self-care is: making a three-course meal even when no one else is coming over. Treat yourself well.
— Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)
Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.
All the sadness that can be told in graphs.
another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.