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You're never too little, in body or voice, to make the world a happier place.

Something quick and little for spirit day and for myself since spirit day is always around my birthday. It's a bit of a self portrait, and a bit in response to what happened around Amanda Todd. After I heard what happened the story about her on the news, I cried for hours and knew I was going to have to do a piece to get my feelings out.

I'm wearing so much purple today my great-grandma said I looked like a giant plum! My other clothes are green with envy /bricked

I'd like to also use this space to recommend Laci Green's Sex+ channel, you can find her on youtube. She covers pretty much everything you could want to know from social issues, to sexuality, body image, relationships, and sexual health, all from a positive and open minded perspective.

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blind-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So spirit day is day against bullying, and awareness of its problems?
why didn't this exists when I was little?
It's too late for me now...
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Dhavita Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student
I hear that as long as you're alive, it's never too late. :hug: Hope you're okay.
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Inuleon06 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful! I love the colors and texture!
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Candied-Peaches Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
This is such a sweet picture, so pretty too! The message behind this is so powerful, and I agree completely. :heart:
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MageNeko Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
hugs =<, my teenage years sucked too. I was always bullied cause of my personality and i was petite/small when i was younger too.
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NiffCat28 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww
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milqo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh this is precious!
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Karia-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Who is Amanda Todd? And what happened?
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:iconzaraalfonso:
ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Like the person below me said, she was also from the same city as me which brings it a lot closer to home. She had been suicidal before and drank bleach, and instead of offering her support her peers told her to go drink more and that they hoped she died the next time.

I felt that her story fit into the theme of spirit day as her bullying as very much based on her sexuality, and gender, and if she had been a male she likely wouldn't have been treated with such hate.

There is also news articles all over the internet, if you just google her name you'll find a lot.
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8r8k Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist
"and if she had been a male she likely wouldn't have been treated with such hate."
um
what
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Temmy1212 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is a girl from British Columbia, Canada, who had recently commited suicide because of intence bullying of many forms, cyber, verbal, and physical, because of a mistake she made. About a year ago she made a video, which is now going viral, about her story. I would highly suggest looking up 'Amanda Todd's story' on YouTube, it gives a very moving story coming from herself on what happened, and would most likely explain it better than I could.
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Awesome.
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littlesnowkitten Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
So cute! And I love that little saying!
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GR3YSUN Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Awesome!~ C:
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wispywaffle Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
soFT
SOFT
SOFT AND PRETTY AND
You always paint deep things. ;u; I love the message you're sending through, and the magical hair.
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I had sooo much fun with this palette, I just lahv drawing glowing things! Originally the gender signs were a solid dark colour, but it looked like they were weighing her down and that's not what I wanted to express...soooo glowing! =D
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prettypixieeyes Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Beautiful.
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MeggaSweetSmiles Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
I love the symbolism :D
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MyMarshlands Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dis looks amazing :V
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Rinselli Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Always love the way you do hair. *u* The shading it really pretty.
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:iconzaraalfonso:
ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! The hair is always a lot of fun to paint c:
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adrius15 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm all for legitimate discussion over whether or not events like this are actually helpful, but I draw the line at the disgusting rantings of a neo-nazi.
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Using two logical fallacies (Ignoratio elenchi and Reductio ad Hitlerum) in a single sentence? You are a shining example of what a pinko is! Congratulations!
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to assume you're just going around posting a link to your journal on any purple piece you see popping up without reading the descriptions or even looking at the artwork. Reason being your comment came only a few secounds after I posted this.

People interpret this day in different ways, for me it's a way to promote kindness and friendship among all different kinds of people, to raise awareness about bullying, and to show support for the LGBT community.

Your journal wasn't really coherently written at all, all I gathered from it something about not liking gays, spirit day, twelve-year-olds, or purple.

It's unfortunate that you seem to have a such a strong dislike to non-heterosexual people seeing as it has nothing to do with what kind of person they are. I mean, it's not like I have tentacle arms and go around eating babies you know.
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
If you were more literate, I would make an attempt to debate this with you. However, since you openly admitted to being illiterate, we can end it here.
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I believe I said your journal was incoherent.
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:iconplaguejester:
PlagueJester Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
That you did. And as it is written so that even someone of below average intelligence would have little problems with it, I believe you've made your own ability to grasp concepts painfully clear.

But as the mentally handicapped are a group that I make it a point not to insult (I mean, it's not /your/ fault) I'm done.

Have a good day.
[link]
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ronaldo9999 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
homosexuality is not a mental illness, the first thing you said in your paragraph is wrong.
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:iconplaguejester:
PlagueJester Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
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Sorry, but you're wrong.
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:iconronaldo9999:
ronaldo9999 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
yes, you got a mental illness
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:iconzaraalfonso:
ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My IQ is actually Mensa level, you probably should have figured out by now that you can never win an internet argument.It's unfortunate you feel you have to try to insult other people in order to get your point across.
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