Drawing of Sofonisba Anguissola (aged around 92) from Anthony van Dyck's sketch book, July 12, 1624. Although Anguissola could no longer paint due to her failing eyesight, she continued to advise van Dyck on his painting technique.
The note surrounding the sketch reads,
"Portrait of the painter Signora Sofonisba, done from life in Palermo in the year 1624, on 12 July: her age being 96 [sic] years, still with her memory and brain most quick, and most kind, and although she has lost her sight because of her old age, she enjoyed to have paintings put in front of her, and with great effort by placing her nose close to the picture, she could make out a little of it."
He follows this with some notes on Anguissola’s tips on lighting and shadow. Later, van Dyck claimed that “he had learned more from a sightless old woman than from all the master painters in Italy”.
I am SICK and TIRED of people objecting to seeing women using their breasts for what they are actually for. BREASTFEEDING IS NOT VULGAR OR OBSCENE.
OH MY GOD at a shopping centre near me a lady was breastfeeding in the food court and got asked if she would “like to go and do that in the bathroom” because what she was doing was considered offensive and unhygienic.
I’ll say that again.
A WOMAN WAS TOLD TO BREASTFEED HER BABY IN A TOILET BECAUSE WHAT SHE WAS DOING WAS CONSIDERED "UNHYGIENIC".
i’m in such a bad mood lately, everything that bothers me sets me off, i have much more anxiety attacks and all i want to do is sleep. i don’t know where this comes from, but it’s there and it fucks me up.
like today someone asked me if i’m still together with my boyfriend (note: i’m not) and i freaked out and had another panic attack (the third one in this week).
i hope i get better soon because i can’t do this anymore if it lasts any longer.
The best thing to do; put yourself in another environment for a while (if you can!).
Somewhere where people don’t ask about things that make you anxious, since they simply don’t know about them.
The change of environment also shows you that whatever locked you in and seemed unescapble, is not relevant there at all.
It will lessen your anxiety.