type with pride

Loving this animated Gilbert typeface from Animography. You can download the static Gilbert font (free!) from Type with Pride. The animated font is also free, if you’re into Adobe After Effects (you so fancy!)

Hasn’t it been the shortest longest year ever? Lately, my anxiety is at level 8 or 9.  Feeling overwhelmed by the harshness that’s become more commonplace in everyday life. Part of it is we’re all so connected to our news feeds. Toxic social media environments steal focus, test humanity, and drain our hope.

Life is hope. We fail, fall, get up and fight harder, because hope lets us see ALL possibilities… of redemption, reclamation, happiness.

Redemption, that most human of qualities. Humanity is a practice in redemption.

Reclamation; asserting our right to exist (AND THRIVE) exactly as we are, different yet equal.

Happiness, like a vapor; amorphous, fleeting, precious.

I find myself wanting to be strong and vulnerable, vigilant yet unworried. This fight-dance exists between my head and heart, and it’s exhausting. I somehow dwell in the desire to be seen and unseen – all at once. My otherness is a point of pride and mortification. I’ve always been my own best and worst friend.

But, it’s hope that keeps me in check. That knowing feeling that tells me I can keep going or start over; that the light will find me as long as I keep my lens clear and heart open.

This post got away from me a little, I wanted to share this new typeface with you and my feelings spilled out. Feel your feelings and hold on to life, to hope. It really does get better (then worse, then DEFINITELY BETTER AGAIN), I promise.

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If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HOME to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.

top image viaAnnie Spratt