Hi, I’m Grace. I am an illustration major at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I suffer, and am successfully recovering, from anorexia, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, body dysmorphia, and many forms of abuse. Casual Reminders is my final thesis project, but I seriously need people to help and make this happen.
After having a meeting with a professor this past Tuesday, he told me he did not believe that I could succeed and that I would have until this coming Tuesday, March 4, to prove to him that people would be willing to participate and that it is possible for me to do this. So if you could help me prove him wrong, it would mean the world to me. Any submissions, exposure, or support would bring me that much closer to succeeding and showing him that people can come together to create a community of love and acceptance.
Essentially, what I need is for people to submit literally whatever they would like to with the knowledge that my blog and this project is a safe and judgement free place to express themselves in any way (they can still totally remain anonymous). The final product will be me drawing and illustrating your submissions, and organizing those illustrations into a book.
Every person should know that they are worth something. You are strong. You are brave. You are beautiful. This is a place of love, of honesty, and of casual reminders from a stranger in Ohio.