some new stuff I’m working on, I get tons of anonymous messages like this every day and while this isn’t unique to women, the content of the messages and the frequency in which I get them are definitely related to my gender. I almost exclusively get them after I post selfies. The authority people feel they have to share their opinion on my appearance is something myself and many other girls online deal with daily.
I came across this project today and I think it’s great. Being an artist is hard, being an artist online is also hard but being a female artist online can be the worst.
It’s important that we don’t forget the way women are treated on and off the internet. But it’s more important to not let it stop us from doing what we do.
Keep on keepin on, Lindsay