Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama to Japan as he started his tour of Asia. The president will also visit South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.
The president joked with the emperor, saying that the last time they met (in 2009), the president did not have any grey hairs. Emperor Akihito replied, “You have a very hard job.”
Source: Daily Mail
We Speak is a poster and blog campaign featuring ten young women who are speaking up about their relationships with mental health and how it informs their identities. Part of Launch: Stamps School of Art and Design’s Senior Thesis Exhibition at the University of Michigan, it will be featured at Work Gallery - Ann Arbor in the exhibition opening on Friday, April 18th from 6-9. The show will remain up through May 3rd.
In the past year, the ten young women featured in the poster portion of We Speak came face to face with the state of our mental health. Our stories, carefully and honestly written, are meant to start a conversation about a topic that many of us wish we could ignore. But these are our realities, and in sharing them, we want to start chipping away at the stigma that often keeps us feeling weak and alone.
In addition to the original ten participants, everyone is encouraged to consider sharing their own story about mental health. By contributing your experiences, you can help open the discussion about the importance of mental health and tear down the stigma that keeps it so hidden. By sharing this project, you can foster support.
This is an amazing project. We must be brave to speak with our hearts.
Please talk about mental health with those you love. It is one of the most important things to talk about as a human.
I care about this.
I mentioned this before, but I’ve been hard at work on a webcomic that I’m finally getting the groove of, and I wanted to share a snippet of my progress thus far.
I’m still looking to have it launch within the next 30 days or so (no promises), but until then, maybe this’ll be enough to chew on!
Oh gosh. I had the amazing opportunity of working with/being commissioned by pandoyareblogs to help her finalize the design for her OC, Rem. This was super fun to do and work on ah~~
Friendly reminder that commissions are still open ! You can check out the info on it here
This is rad.