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Hidden in plain sight by TomTC Hidden in plain sight :icontomtc:TomTC 381 19 Nature is blooming, just enjoy it! by Berlin-Steglitz Nature is blooming, just enjoy it! :iconberlin-steglitz:Berlin-Steglitz 61 11 Tree Alley by Pajunen Tree Alley :iconpajunen:Pajunen 1,112 117 Ever On by JustinDeRosa Ever On :iconjustinderosa:JustinDeRosa 111 2 Ducklings by Missy-MooMoo Ducklings :iconmissy-moomoo:Missy-MooMoo 169 88 Slowly turning white III by rosaarvensis Slowly turning white III :iconrosaarvensis:rosaarvensis 21 1 stealth action by Apofiss stealth action :iconapofiss:Apofiss 2,213 44 Purpurowa Ksiezniczka/Purple princess by stokrotas Purpurowa Ksiezniczka/Purple princess :iconstokrotas:stokrotas 85 12 CW: An Old Silence by Oddeum CW: An Old Silence :iconoddeum:Oddeum 525 11 european stonechat by isischneider european stonechat :iconisischneider:isischneider 30 0 togetherness by MT-Photografien togetherness :iconmt-photografien:MT-Photografien 112 49 Little Flowers by enaruna Little Flowers :iconenaruna:enaruna 8 0 Slowly turning white I by rosaarvensis Slowly turning white I :iconrosaarvensis:rosaarvensis 39 2 Friends by AlejandroCastillo Friends :iconalejandrocastillo:AlejandroCastillo 50 28



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Yussra MT Ebrahim
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

Salam, I'm Yussra MT Ebrahim, a Muslim, Iraqi American cartoonist, writer, and teacher!

I teach writing to college students in New England, and write about topics like Islam, war, terrorism, Islamophobia, and the Muslim experience in the West. My goal is to promote awareness, compassion, and peace. I also have a background in botany, and adore nature and biology. But creative productivity has always been my greatest delight.

For me, writing, whether poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, is both a pleasure and a tool to fight oppression, and I think the comic as a storytelling form is one of the best crafts in this world. I love making people laugh, feel, and think, and I really enjoy drawing, and seek to keep improving. I'm more of a traditional artist, but I've dabbled with various media. I especially like watercolors, art markers, and Photoshop.

Thank you so much for checking out my work!




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I'm writing this journal to amplify the message of :iconmythiril:, who has been geoblocked from this website simply for being Syrian. At the very least, I'm sharing this story to take a clear stance against this website's staff's decision to adhere to American and Israeli sanctions, which is absolutely unacceptable and violates the essential principle that art should be accessible to all people. Refer to the links below to read more about this issue. Thank you for caring, and have a blessed Ramadan.

You're NOT HumanAccording to deviantArt that is. 
Because in less than a year (at the time this was written that is, hence the date on the images below), they went ahead and geobanned Syria again. I mean, it's utterly fantastic to be the victim of whatever politics and politicians simply because you live in a part of the world that isn't approved by anyone, as it seems. 
It's tiring, I have a ton of back and forth emails between myself and the help desk that opted to stop replying ages ago. But let's give them some credit of trying to solve things before absolutely going nah fuck this in the form of copy/pasted replies that went 'we're trying, please wait' then going back to 'nah, fuck this, not bothering with you anymore, in fact, we are revoking everything we did lol'  
This is how the site looks to me (and had been looking since last year) 

 Fist Emoji This is the message in question, which :iconmythiril: posted today.

The hypocrisy of deviantArtEdit #5
Well, I'll be damned
Staff reply here:…
And we WON! We did it!
and my comment here: stating why this is still up
Edit #4: Iran is geobanned too see here Imagine!
Bravo deviantart, bravo, I applaud you
Please share this, every bit of support counts. I am probably getting my account perma banned after this journal, but I am voicing this discrimination and I want as many people to see it as possible. 
I know people will have various opinions about this. Voice them as you please, but politics shouldn't meddle with art. This isn't fair. This isn't right. You can't deny me service because some politician says so.
Edit: feb 17th: There's a petition now too
 Fist Emoji This is the original controversy, which is summarized on the Wikipedia page about DeviantArt (read the last paragraph under the header titled "History":…).

UPDATE! In a comment on the "You're Not Human" journal, a DeviantArt staffer wrote a detailed reply that threw the original complaint into question, and it's not clear at this point what's true, so I'm waiting to see how the situation develops.


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DylanRosales Featured By Owner May 15, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the llama. :)
tranki-zieleniack Featured By Owner May 15, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for watching :) you have nice drawings here :)
Y9ssra Featured By Owner May 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, I love your style! :thumbsup: Thank you for including me in your May feature among such great artists!
tranki-zieleniack Featured By Owner May 15, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :-) this picture is very good :-)
Y9ssra Featured By Owner May 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Teakster Featured By Owner May 14, 2019  Professional General Artist

Thanks for the fav! :glomp:

It's a huge honour that you liked my work and thank you for supporting it, my friend! :hug:

Let me treat you to a HUGE strawberry sundae! :la:
Y9ssra Featured By Owner May 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Salam! :highfive:

Thank YOU for the watch! Keep up the wonderful work, masha'Allah.

Jazak Allah khair, and Ramadan Mubarak! :pray:
KyrMaur Featured By Owner May 6, 2019   General Artist
Thank you for the llama and watch!
Y9ssra Featured By Owner May 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Right back at you! :thumbsup: Your powerful work speaks to me, both in terms of style and content.
Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2019   Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for faving! Red Rose (Meaning: Love and Romance) 
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