Sisterhood Illustration Launch

I’ve been working on my blog/website for over a year now. During this time, I’ve tried writing in so many different ways and about so many different topics. Some I have loved, some I haven’t. Some have been successful, some have barely had an audience. I have learnt so much this year about writing, building an audience and using social media to grow a ‘brand’.

Whilst I am incredibly proud of the successes I have had, I feel like things have ‘flat lined’ a little recently. It’s been hard not to feel defeated by it or to shake the feeling that writing some posts has become a bit of a ‘chore’. That’s never how I want to feel about being creative!

This year has been a huge learning curve in so many ways and, taking what I have learnt into consideration, I have reassessed the things I love, the ideas I want to share with the world and what matters to me. 

With that in mind, I have decided to launch a funny, part feminist, part real life illustration page called Sisterhood Illustration as a branch of @jesskitchingwrites

sisterhood.

I will continue to post weekly interviews on this website (they’re my favourite thing to do) and I will also write the occasional lengthy post, but I’m ready for a change. Self isolation has helped me rediscover my love of drawing but also remember what is important to me and what I want my creativity to get across. I’m passionate about equality, justice for sexual assault survivors and also finding the light moments in every day life, elements that Sisterhood Illustration covers completely.

I’ve sent a few of my illustrations to friends and they have been met with such positive feedback. People have told me that this is what I am meant to do and I feel like maybe they’re right. This is an exciting venture for me that puts my writing and my humour across and also is a way for me to put the messages I have been wanting to out into the world.

So, if you feel like having a laugh every day, supporting a freelancer or just helping someone out as they try something new, head to Instagram and follow @sisterhoodillustration

 

Thank you

Jess x

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