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Elise Magazine has been given the opportunity to feature a ton of inspirational artists found right here on tumblr, including the blog Ambivalently Yours. This some-what anonymous artist uses her work to promote self-love and feminism. Two tremendously important subjects here at Elise. For this article, we will introduce to you AY’s work and explain further on why we feel loving oneself and bringing equality among the individuals is remarkably significant to us.
Check out AY’sBlog & Shop 
AY explains that growing up, she came from a household in which would more often value her brothers choices, emotions, and interests merely because he was a boy. She knew from the start that there was definitely something wrong in that, with all of the anger and pain she felt, it resulted into her becoming a feminist.
For those who feel indifferent about feminism or choose to dismiss it, AY has described for you what she believes feminism truly is and why it’s incredibly important.
Feminism is often misunderstood as a desire for female dominance or dismissed as misandry. Feminism actually means equal rights for both men and women. By equal rights, I don’t just mean take the rights that men already have and give them to women too, but also acknowledge that men and women are different and may have different needs. People of both genders deserve to be valued equally, even if they are different. The same goes for people of all races, religions, and sexual orientations.
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Elise not only wants their readers and others who may stumble upon our magazine to recognize the importance of feminism, but to also acknowledge those who have a difficult time feeling accepted by those around them, including the people with them day-to-day and among media sites such as tumblr. AY has shared with us some advice she has for the people who truly don’t feel accepted anywhere.  
“Don’t hold back or hide who you are just because some people don’t understand or accept you. We all have to deal with rejection at some point, and it hurts. It hurts in a way that stays with you and can affect your self-esteem. But you can’t let his, her or their rejection define you. Eventually, some people will accept you for the right reasons, and those are the people you want to focus on”
Ambivalently Yours recognizes how her art affects herself and those who follow her. She ensures that art is another, and stronger, communication outlet, which not only says what words can’t but also sets a tone and makes people feel the emotions put into her work. AY says, “They sense something in my drawings that feels familiar and relatable, and there is nothing more comforting than finding someone who feels the way you feel.” The emotion is really what drives people to her blog.
AY explains that her primary point of inspiration comes from her own life. She believes in the feminist understanding that the personal, is also the political. Art which comes from an honest, personal place compels her the most. This is a contributing factor to why a lot of her art is based off questions she receives because she values every single one of the people sending her questions and relates to their issues. She has made it a goal of hers to respond to al drawing requests, therefore if you need some help understanding something or a little uplifting doodle, stroll on over to her inbox and eventually she will have a nice drawing for you, such as the ones featured on Elise Magazine.
Shyness often comes with sharing art on media sites, especially tumblr because people on here often have high expectations, which puts on a lot of pressure. Although, AY has provided some tips for sharing artwork on the internet. She assures you that you must be patient. It takes time to earn recognition from others. She also warns that with posting art online, or anything for that matter, where it ends up is by no means in your control, unfortunately. There will be people who will criticize you and disagree with your ideas. You mustn’t let them pull you down. Other than that, you should know that people will copy you or, most commonly, repost your art with no credit. This can be very enraging but of course, it’s much more fun than hiding your art underneath your bed, AY says.
AY elucidates to Elise the fundamental purpose of her artwork. She says the Ambivalently Yours project has always aimed to encourage people to discuss their emotions and feminism.
“Ambivalence means loving and hating at the same time, so with Ambivalently Yours I wanted to create a platform that would give people room to acknowledge and unpack their conflicting feelings. Nothing in life is black and white, and I think all the shades of grey in-between are worth exploring. Furthermore, by getting people to open up about their emotions, it creates the potential for other people to empathize with them, and I believe that it is through this empathy that radical and powerful political movements are born.” The alluring artist expresses.
Here are a few more pieces from Ambivalently Yours that I personally love: x / x / x / x / x / x / x

Elise Magazine has been given the opportunity to feature a ton of inspirational artists found right here on tumblr, including the blog Ambivalently Yours. This some-what anonymous artist uses her work to promote self-love and feminism. Two tremendously important subjects here at Elise. For this article, we will introduce to you AY’s work and explain further on why we feel loving oneself and bringing equality among the individuals is remarkably significant to us.

Check out AY’s
Blog & Shop 

AY explains that growing up, she came from a household in which would more often value her brothers choices, emotions, and interests merely because he was a boy. She knew from the start that there was definitely something wrong in that, with all of the anger and pain she felt, it resulted into her becoming a feminist.

For those who feel indifferent about feminism or choose to dismiss it, AY has described for you what she believes feminism truly is and why it’s incredibly important.

Feminism is often misunderstood as a desire for female dominance or dismissed as misandry. Feminism actually means equal rights for both men and women. By equal rights, I don’t just mean take the rights that men already have and give them to women too, but also acknowledge that men and women are different and may have different needs. People of both genders deserve to be valued equally, even if they are different. The same goes for people of all races, religions, and sexual orientations.

Elise not only wants their readers and others who may stumble upon our magazine to recognize the importance of feminism, but to also acknowledge those who have a difficult time feeling accepted by those around them, including the people with them day-to-day and among media sites such as tumblr. AY has shared with us some advice she has for the people who truly don’t feel accepted anywhere.  

“Don’t hold back or hide who you are just because some people don’t understand or accept you. We all have to deal with rejection at some point, and it hurts. It hurts in a way that stays with you and can affect your self-esteem. But you can’t let his, her or their rejection define you. Eventually, some people will accept you for the right reasons, and those are the people you want to focus on”

Ambivalently Yours recognizes how her art affects herself and those who follow her. She ensures that art is another, and stronger, communication outlet, which not only says what words can’t but also sets a tone and makes people feel the emotions put into her work. AY says, “They sense something in my drawings that feels familiar and relatable, and there is nothing more comforting than finding someone who feels the way you feel.” The emotion is really what drives people to her blog.

AY explains that her primary point of inspiration comes from her own life. She believes in the feminist understanding that the personal, is also the political. Art which comes from an honest, personal place compels her the most. This is a contributing factor to why a lot of her art is based off questions she receives because she values every single one of the people sending her questions and relates to their issues. She has made it a goal of hers to respond to al drawing requests, therefore if you need some help understanding something or a little uplifting doodle, stroll on over to her inbox and eventually she will have a nice drawing for you, such as the ones featured on Elise Magazine.

Shyness often comes with sharing art on media sites, especially tumblr because people on here often have high expectations, which puts on a lot of pressure. Although, AY has provided some tips for sharing artwork on the internet. She assures you that you must be patient. It takes time to earn recognition from others. She also warns that with posting art online, or anything for that matter, where it ends up is by no means in your control, unfortunately. There will be people who will criticize you and disagree with your ideas. You mustn’t let them pull you down. Other than that, you should know that people will copy you or, most commonly, repost your art with no credit. This can be very enraging but of course, it’s much more fun than hiding your art underneath your bed, AY says.

AY elucidates to Elise the fundamental purpose of her artwork. She says the Ambivalently Yours project has always aimed to encourage people to discuss their emotions and feminism.

“Ambivalence means loving and hating at the same time, so with Ambivalently Yours I wanted to create a platform that would give people room to acknowledge and unpack their conflicting feelings. Nothing in life is black and white, and I think all the shades of grey in-between are worth exploring. Furthermore, by getting people to open up about their emotions, it creates the potential for other people to empathize with them, and I believe that it is through this empathy that radical and powerful political movements are born.” The alluring artist expresses.

Here are a few more pieces from Ambivalently Yours that I personally love: x / x / x / x / x / x / x

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