Last spring my friends Otts tweeted this:
Ha! Those with wigs & those without. I'm tired and should go to bed. Anyway, I'm still trying to figure out who I am without that struggle.
— Otts Bolisay (@ottsatwork) May 15, 2015
That last line resonated so deeply for me. “I’m still trying to figure out who I am without the struggle.”
We had a brief conversation on Twitter which led to a collaboration that I’m super excited to share with you. Otts is a visual artist, and I work in the medium of words. He encouraged me to write something up and said he would draw a comic based on what I wrote. I had never worked with a visual artist, and I didn’t know what to provide. I barfed up a bunch of words about resistance, righteous anger, defending the boundaries and self care. I don’t want to say too much about what I wrote, but instead share what he created:
Push, Pull, Release
Otts shared his process with me, and I will post that in a couple of days. In particular, I love that he included the tea ritual in this piece, since many of you know what an avid tea drinker I am!
Please let him know what you think! Personally, I think he is a wonderful person AND artist.