For even the most practical or strong person, it could be hard to deal with emotions in certain situations. It could be a heart break, or getting laid off from a job, or moving to a new city. It is normal to go under stress during such times.
Ani Castillo, a Mexican cartoonist who immigrated to Canada, faced a very difficult time adapting to the fact that she had to start her life from scratch, learn to speak a new language and be away from her family. She did what any of us would do – she sought some help and a brilliant psychologist in training took her under her wing. Together they found ways for Ani to cope with the challenges. One of them was this cartoon, Imaginary Friend. The name refers to the years when Ani wouldn’t dare to speak for fear of embarrassing herself in the new language, but her mind would be flooded with an incessant chatter.
Like pinning a butterfly, Imaginary Friend helps Ani to “pin a thought” and understand it better. After almost a decade of leaving her homeland, she’s beginning to feel like she can actually thrive in her new country.
For more info, check out her website: miamigo.ca
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