| Kenia | 18 | TX |
This is where I post things I like, my thoughts, feelings, and such. This is not strictly a "mommy blog," I just happen to be a mother with a personal blog, so you won't just see posts about my daughter.
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dwayne ‘the mineral’ johnson, jesus christ marie
Now he’s 2 and a half hours away but he is at a trustee camp, and from what I’ve heard so far, this one is a lot better than the one that’s like 30 minutes away. Less cramped, he can open windows, go outside, more work/school opportunities, visitation is less strict apparently, and he can even buy a radio. So I’m still really happy, even if he is farther away. We have a visit on the 29th, so I am very excited. I’m excited for him to see how much Kylie has grown and learn since our last visit, and to spend time with her :).
•Thrown herself in a puddle while playing outside. Literally out of nowhere, she just FLOP!
•Broken my phone screen
•Pushed a lamp behind me and the metal frame of it hit my head
•Drawn on the floor with a sharpie
Ahhh, what a day my little trouble maker has had.
I am teriffied of getting sick or hurt. Not because I’m afraid of hospitals, or their medical staff, because I’m not, they’re all there to help me and others, or the pain/discomfort I’d be in. But because I’m afraid of the ridiculous amount of money that I’d have to pay to for my treatment. And I really don’t think I should feel that way.
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
I don’t even know what to say, I think my heart exploded. This is, I think, the best response I could ever hope for.