Recipe for Self-Love: Artist Alison’s Mix Of Words And Illustrations Are Here For You
- IWB Post
- March 13, 2019
“Look at her clothes”, “her Instagram feed is so aesthetic”, “even I want to visit the Maldives!!!”, “I envy her body”, “everyone on social media is getting beautiful day-by-day” and “I look like a piece of shit”. Woah, so much negativity!
In today’s times, this is how a person’s emotions escalate as they endlessly through social media. Online, people have developed a knack for portraying the perfect face, perfect body and a perfect life. In the midst of all this, artist Alison Rachel shines some light on self-love.
Alison’s Instagram account, @recipesforselflove, defies the notions of “perfect” through her insanely cool and empowering illustrations. The sweet mixture of words and illustrations forms a perfect recipe for self-love.
Her work explores concepts of feminism and identity. The collection of illustrations includes many affirmations of self-love (”Believe in yourself”, “You are resilient” and “Trust your inner vision”, for example), as her Instagram name implies.
Here are some of them:
The hurdles victims face in an abusive relationship are tremendous. It is not hilarious; it is a crisis.
In the event of injustice, silence is not the solution. A person has to stand up and break through the norms.
Mental health stigma is a barrier which stops us from sharing and seeking help. The artist encourages people to share whenever they feel ready to.
Social media has bombarded our feeds with the notion of a perfect body. Body shaming is not okay. Bashing someone for their body type is not okay.
Based on the concept of self-love, Alison’s illustrations bloom with the message of loving and embracing yourself.
In a society which spreads hatred among women, there is a need for women to band together.
Food is a fuel that keeps you being the amazing person you are. Alison spreads the message of having a healthy relationship with food and your body.