So this is good. I’ve created a challenge that I find challenging. Why did I do that?
I tend to have a lot of woman crushes. And I tend to harp on about them. Unless you’re new, you probably know that I’m madly in love with Nina Hemmingsson, Roxane Gay, Helen Zahavi, Johanne Hildebrandt, Liv Strömqvist…to mention a few. Feminist. Writers.
What can I say. I have a type?
I can’t be going on about any of them any more. Can I…?
Nina Hemmingsson is releasing a new book next week; the title alone would make her a candidate for this post (På A svarar jag hej då//English: My answer to A is goodbye), and don’t get me started on her Twitter. The woman is pure genius.
But I think you know that already. And if you don’t, there’s really nothing I can do about it.
The purpose of this prompt, as I understand it, is to introduce you to someone new. Hopefully anyway.
So this is the challenge for me: who have I thus far failed to mention?
…for the record, I just want to state that my (current) actual crush is fannyarisone. Hands down! You know how I like to link to her Instagram. Recent post of hers that made me laugh:
English: Stop being so hysterical?! No you know what, the uterus has made it all the way up to the brain, and that’s where it’s staying!!
But you already know I love her.
So let’s go with a different illustrator (fannyarisone isn’t an illustrator exactly, but you know what I mean, she does drawing), namely:
She is an actual illustrator, a vegan, and her dogs, seem so sweet it makes me consider getting a dog. And I’m a cat person. FFS.
Basis of her appeal: I am so impressed with people who freelance. Partly because it seems complicated, and partly because you have to be so brave. She sometimes explains part of her work and does it so well. And she’s just really pleasant to listen to, v. v. important in my world.
And she just seems so sweet. You know 💕
That her latest vlog takes us to Scotland is just a bonus:
Aaand. I just realized I’ve probably mentioned her too. I’m out! There is literally no woman crush that I fail to mention, ever! Clearly don’t need prompts for that. (And I’m upset about this because why…?)
Could maybe use just a bit of restraint tho. Tiny bit. Wee.
This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post.