As a woman, I can tell you, alone time is important. There is barely a moment when we are out in public that we are not being judged in one way or another. When we are by ourselves however, we can be as messy, or as weird as we want, without any unwelcome feedback.
Those pleasant moments of solidarity might look strange to someone who expects women to act a certain way. Although, seeing cartoon depictions of those moments can be rather humourous if you’ve lived them.
Sally Nixon is an artist who draws women in ways most don’t get to see them. Her drawings show what it’s really like to be a woman. Yes, sometimes we wear cheese puff-stained T-shirts in bed while reading a book by our favourite female comedian. And if we don’t have to wear pants, we’re probably not going to wear pants.
You won’t see any of Sally’s drawings wearing a smile- in fact they all have what she calls “resting bitch face.” Sally told MetroUK, “I, like many ladies, have resting bitch face. I always have. My grandfather called me ‘Smiley’ when I was a kid because I refused to smile in pictures.” She went on to say, “I like to keep it real in my illustrations. Most of my drawings are of women alone when no one’s watching. Smiling would seem out of place unless they’re batsh*t crazy.”
Yes, our pets accompany us to the toilet for some odd reason. And yes, we find eye-contact uncomfortable.
Cake tastes better without a fork, am I right?
Breakfast usually consists of moodily spreading jam on toast…pants-less of course.
And when we get the sudden urge to make French toast, we make French toast.
Check out Sally Nixon’s Instagram and website for more drawings (and adorable photos of her dog).
By Raven Fon