We teach girls shame. ‘Close your legs!’ ‘Cover yourself!’ We make them feel as though by being born female, they are already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up—and this is the worst thing we do to girls—they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an artform.
|—||Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TedxEuston (x)|
Here’s the storify of all her tweets on the topic. I suggest everyone go read it.
I need advice. I’m finally going back to my dream of becoming a superhero comic book artist, but I don’t know where to begin. How do I start if I don’t even know how to draw a stick person properly? Do I start with the face? The body? And when I’ve ‘mastered’ that, do I go on to drawing backgrounds?
Thanks in advance :(