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
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.
Adoptables Interview with CherrysDesigns by team, journal
Adoptables Interview with CherrysDesigns
Follow @team for weekly art tips and monthly challenges from artists you love! Today we're talking more about Adoptables! You may remember our interview with @Astralseed, and our free llama adoptables by @Sidonic. Today we're getting into another facet of adopables: OC fashion! @CherrysDesigns will be walking us through what it's like to create and sell outfit designs through subscriptions and commissions. And don't forget, we also feature her answers on our official Facebook page. What drew you to adoptable clothing designs? How did you get into the adoptable community? What drew me to adoptable clothing designs was more of a coincidence. When I joined DeviantArt, I saw someone designing clothing and selling those and I thought "I want try that myself," because I felt like I had a lot more freedom in designing and the skillset needed. My goal always was to make money with my art and this seemed to be a good opportunity to start my journey. The designs I found that happen to
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?
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.
Profile Showcase: Up Close and Personalized by team, journal
Profile Showcase: Up Close and Personalized
New customization options recently landed on Profiles across DeviantArt in the form of all-new Profile Skins and templated Custom Sections available in more areas than ever before. Once those personalization gears started spinning in our community, inspiration struck, and there was no limit to the ways deviants discovered to enhance their space with their artistic essence. We challenged the community to get creative with Custom Sections and Profile Skins. Winners were chosen based on: Creativity and originality Quality of composition and design Overall artistic impression Creative Customizations It's easy to see why these five talented winners will be awarded 500 fragments each, to be used to pay the creativity forward. The fragments they've won can be spent awarding badges to exceptional deviations and comments to others – maybe you! Honorable Mentions The creativity keeps flowing. Check out some more of the most original and inventive Profiles that have been created
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
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2022 by team, journal
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2022
In recognition of exemplary membership and an outstanding spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, September 2022's Deviousness award recipient is: @Sindonic Over the last 17 years, @Sindonic has been making a name for herself within the community and beyond. Whether posting her adoptable creations, responding to questions, or sharing helpful tips -- she has inspired the journey of many. She is a genuinely kind person and cherished member of the DeviantArt community and it is an absolute thrill to award Deviousness for September 2022 to @Sindonic. Hi, my name is @Sindonic, but you can call me Bams. I am an Adopt Artist from the American Southwest. I think most people would describe me as intimidating, extremely chaotic, outgoing, but friendly. I am a passionate professionally trained Concept Artist and lifelong Deviant. I specialize in Props, Environments, and Character Design. I enjoy world-building, documentaries, the occult, gothic apparel, and
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
Original Content by team, journal
We've made some great videos and other interesting content over the years. Here's where we've gathered them all. DEVIANTART'S BIRTHDAY Yeah, we got older. But so did you. PODCAST Drop in on conversations with inspirational (and incredibly charismatic) deviants. Prefer an ambient background experience? Get the audio version instead. Most recent episode: EXPLORE Take a deeper dive with our former Artists-in-Residence. @arvalis @TsaoShin See all of the unique content from DeviantArt here.
Let's Party: Celebrate DeviantArt's 22nd Birthday! by team, journal
Let's Party: Celebrate DeviantArt's 22nd Birthday!
It's time to celebrate another year around the sun, and this time we're trying something new — a party at Fella's Pizza Palace! Sure, the lights keep flickering and the door slammed shut suspiciously fast, but that's probably fine. The important thing is that it's DeviantArt's 22nd birthday, not that the mechanical band of mascots onstage seem to be alive... and also angry? Never mind that. Join us for fun-filled activities and an awesome, not-at-all-terrifying Birthday Badge! Four Evenings at Fella's Great party, right? Delicious pizza, soda, and cake is all you need to have a good time drawing with your fellow deviants. Wait, what was that? Oh! There's a band, that's fun. The music is kind of strange though... and that llama has a weird vibe. Let's get out of here. Uh, why is the door locked? Join the Fun! After opening a new pizza place, Fella started a band with his friends! They play fun music while you eat, and our lawyers say they've technically never hurt
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