I don't have a father.
He is not dead.
He is very well alive. I have his number, his address, and I can talk to him at any moment.
He did not completely abandon my family and disappear.
I met him. I visit him
But when I think of the word "father," I don't think of him.
I have a step-dad.
A man who respects and supports me in every way, more than my biological father could ever dream of. He is proud of who I am, and proud to call me his daughter.
My first convention! I was definitely very nervous and worried, but also really excited. It was so amazing to be able to talk to people about my art and the stories behind them, hear their thoughts, and learn more about them. Thank you so much to everyone who came. A big big thank you to the first person who bought one of my prints! I definitely will never forget that. She didn't just buy one, but 3, not too long after the convention opened, and stuck around to talk to me and