raised a girl by raido-ehwaz, literature
raised a girl
i was raised a girl by well-meaning generations and wounded dreamers. i was raised a girl by inevitable justifications and greedy schemers. i was raised a girl always too good a student for my own good— so i smile in the face of anger remain patient as if my life depended on it; so i listen to all sides and hide my unease when none listen to me; so i give because i have so much and never ask because i need nothing more. if i want more i couldn't say, so instead of demanding change i find it's easier to leave, leaving wounds that harden into ever thickening skin. i was raised a girl: my girl skin now so thick i can postpone feeling anything. now, i’m no girl. all of this is just an ingrained, stubborn stain that may fade but never go away, like a bloody heart on my sleeve. no, i'm no girl, but somewhere deep within me is a cell with a child inside who, when I open her cage, looks up at me and smiles bravely; yet somehow I know that when I close that door again she’ll
What is Web3? by team, journal
What is Web3?
Savvy internet users like yourself have no doubt come across the phrase "Web3" in recent months. Don't know what that means? Nobody does! You're not alone. The concept currently exists as a vague groundwork that's tricky to clearly define because, like every iteration of the web, its potential isn't completely fleshed out. Yet. With this journal, you can start to get an idea of what it could be one day, and how it will shape the landscape of the web. As you may know, the internet was "invented" in the 1960s, but that was more about nerds technology enthusiasts sending "Hello World" to each other from different rooms in MIT and then running to the hallway to high-five each other. The internet as most consumers knew it – Web1 – was invented sometime around the early '90s around the time PCs started cropping up in homes. Web1 is sometimes referred to as "Read-Only internet," where the majority read and interacted with information uploaded by a savvy few with the technical know-how to
Community Highlights by team, journal
Find out what's happening within the DeviantArt Community. From artist interviews to community events, this is where you can find it all! DEVIANTART SYMPOSIUM: See what DeviantArt's sponsored artists have been up to. Tune into the streaming DeviantArt Collective andmeet the DeviantArt Society! ARTIST INTERVIEWS: Learn more about our artists in weekly chats! DAILY DEVIATIONS: Every day we highlight exceptional artwork. See today's winners here, or recommend someone for recognition. COMMUNITY RECOGNITION: Those going above and beyond can be granted two prestigious awards; Seniority and Deviousness. See all Artist Interviews or all Community Highlights.
What You Get With Gifted Core by team, journal
What You Get With Gifted Core
Whether you are sent a gift of Core or get awarded a Diamond Badge, you become a Core Member for 1 month. It's like a free trial you didn't even have to sign up for! For 30 days, recipients can enjoy the following benefits: Customize and Organize Your Profile Add your personal flair with more custom sections and new profile skins. Unlock custom sections on both the right and left side of your profile with many colorful new templates that will give your page a whole new look. Create sub-galleries to keep different categories of art organized. You can even schedule and submit multiple deviations at once to control your publishing flow with ease. Make Money From Your Art With DeviantArt Shop Core Members can earn a monthly income through Subscriptions, welcome more profits from exclusive Premium Galleries, and enjoy lower platform fees when their Commissions are sold. Your fans are waiting for more opportunities to support your growth in the DeviantArt Shop. Unlock Maximum
Support by team, journal
Check out the links below to get help from the DeviantArt Team or request new features! Got some feedback? We've got links for that, too! (There are no comments on this journal because it's not a monitored space get help or give feedback. Instead, let us know on one of the following links!) CONTACT SUPPORTThe Help Desk is here for you! Get help from our mods and admin staff. GIVE FEEDBACK OR REQUEST NEW FEATURESY'all have some great ideas. Let us know what you think so we can continue to evolve DeviantArt. Leaving your feedback through this link gets it seen. See the features currently being voted on! CORENeed more information on Core? Wa
Resources by team, journal
Open up a box of inspiration and snag some free digital art tools! These resources are perfect for whatever artistic endeavor you may find yourself taking on. TUTORIALS Don't be afraid to try something new! Simple, step-by-step tutorials from incredible deviants. This month's tutorial: WEEKLY COMMUNITY ART TIP Every week we highlight a piece of educational content from the community! CREATIVE CRATES Free download packs from some of your favorite artists, paired with insights and a spectacular piece of art. See them all here. See all resources. Looking for information on updates or support?
(Ended) Monster Partner CHALLENGE by Parororo, journal
(Ended) Monster Partner CHALLENGE
☆ CHALLENGE HAS ENDED ! ☆ Thanks a lot to everyone who entered! Winners will be announced soon! ♡ ---- Hey friends! It's finally time for the #MonsterPartnerChallenge ! What is this? An invitation for you create and draw a monster companion for you or your original character♪ ‘Monster’ is usually a word with negative connotations, but it doesn’t have to be that way! And, the best way to show that is to... make friends with them~?! Who knows, maybe that’s exactly what you or your character needed! How Do I Participate? Create an artwork of your OC or yourself accompanied by a monster or creature. Submit your piece on DeviantArt with the tag #monsterpartnerchallenge Submit your work no later than 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON AUGUST 26, 2022 Multiple submissions are allowed. Prizes Grand Prize: 16” Professional Drawing Tablet and 1-Year Core Pro. 2nd Place: 1-Year Core+, 8,000 DeviantArt Points + 900 Fragments. 3rd Place: 1-Year Core, 4,000 DeviantArt Points + 900
Updates by team, journal
So much is always changing at DeviantArt. Here, you can find out exactly what our team has been working on. Discover where to leave feedback. UPDATES If product notes and announcements are your thing, you're going to be really excited about what comes next. Most recent update: DEVIANTART PROTECT You said art theft was your greatest concern; we listened. See all the good we're doing with DeviantArt Protect. DEVIANTART HOW-TO Learn more about what you can do on DeviantArt with these excellent vids. Most recent how-to: See all updates. Give feedback or get support!
Tutorial: Draw a Raven with DanKendi by team, journal
Tutorial: Draw a Raven with DanKendi
Draw a Raven in Under 3 Minutes! Learn how to draw a sleek raven with a tutorial from digital artist @DanKendi! This famously intelligent bird can be drawn in a simple series of steps. Watch the tutorial to discover the basic shapes that come together to make a raven, whether it be a friendly familiar or ominous omen. Illustrate your own version and submit it as a deviation for a mischievous new profile badge to join your flock! To participate, follow these steps: Watch: Check out how @DanKendi breaks down the easy steps to draw a raven. Create: Follow the tutorial to illustrate your own version, or bring what you learned into a completely new deviation. Upload: Submit your work as a deviation with the tag #DATutorialRaven to get the profile badge. Share: Leave a comment with your raven drawing below! Not sure how to add a tag? Click the button below to have it automatically added! You can also read through each step. Check out these examples below and browse other
Contests and Challenges by team, journal
Contests and Challenges
Get your creative juices flowing. Join these contests and challenges hosted by DeviantArt for your chance at great prizes or for fun. See past contests and challenges.
NEW! Fully Customize Your Profile by team, journal
NEW! Fully Customize Your Profile
Even before Eclipse ushered in DeviantArt’s new look, Profile customization was one of the most popular requests from the DeviantArt community. Well, we heard you, and we’re excited to announce: it’s time to get personalized. Customization is here with more ways than ever to infuse your Profile with your personal flair. Now you can personalize your DeviantArt Profile to make it uniquely yours with our new customization options. Show off your art, tell your story, promote your hustle, or just do you. Profile Skins Choose a colorful Skin to make your Profile pop with personality. Once installed, viewers will experience your profile's palette the same, no matter which sitewide theme they use -- dark, light, or green. Custom Sections Now you can add up to six Custom Sections to your profile – on both the right and left sides – to craft the Profile you want your fans to experience. Select from a bevy of inspirational premade templates and then completely customize them to make them your
Lost Light by Happyhedonic, literature
There was a light that use to shine so brightly. We would all gather around like moths to the flames. Somehow, we understood, that there was truth and power in our illumination. Even though we were only in our teens We knew our light would always shine the brightest. The older people could not grasp the magical mystical elements of our luminescent splendor. We realized that they were following a dim, dying flame. It could only shine by day and we knew it was taking them the wrong way. We would try to explain to older people what we had discovered but they didn’t understand. They were only interested in following the ways of their parents. They carried on the traditions of their past. They would scoff at the concept that we had found a new radiant light that could lead us all to a better world. You are just foolish children they would say, what do you know of life? Perhaps we did know little of their life but we grasped the new incandescent glow of a better life. This