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Matilda

Crazyheadcomics is an amalgamation of mental health education, personal experiences of living with mental illness, colorful art and charts, confessional writing, art journals, and an online support community. Made by Swedish artist Matilda– through vulnerability and empathy, to empower and comfort anyone who needs it.

How did you start making art that empowers people?

After a long battle with my mental health, I realized I needed an outlet to express my emotions, as well as a way to make sense of my mental illnesses. i started drawing and writing about my experiences, and i felt a lot of empowerment from talking about things i was taught were taboo. When i started receiving messages from other people feeling the same way as me, it fueled my fire further. It all started as something i did for myself, but it grew into something i am now doing for other people too - and i love making other people feel seen, heard, and validated.

What do you do to self-care?

It depends on my needs in the moment. If I have energy i love doing chores like cleaning, and cooking. If not, I’d rather lay in bed with my boyfriend and watch a silly movie. Socializing is a huge self care tool, being surrounded with my friends and just chatting with them always boosts my mood. Acrylic painting and journaling is amazing for untangling difficult thoughts and feelings. I think my ultimate self care habit is therapy, i have been in therapy for almost eight years now and it has saved my life again and again; by helping me understand myself and teaching me techniques and tools for coping.

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