There’s nothing wrong with doing your own thing but why limit yourself to what you only know when there is a room full of eager eyes, hungry hearts, and magic thinking. You have the beautiful honor of listening to others, molding new wonders and ideas, and imagining bigger and better.The essence of community is to gather all that is new and wonderful and understood—together.👇🏽 share your fav communities youre a part of
My dear friend Yetti asked me to be a part of her Self-Love series where we all wrote letters to our past selves to let them go and let them know we’re growing and safe now.I wrote to my past self from just a few months ago. Yes, as in who I was just a few months ago was a complete contrast to who I am now and she needed someone badly to help her out of her darkness.We talk about healing our inner child, our younger selves who needed the person we are now to console and comfort her, guide her and redirect her. But we don’t talk about healing our past selves just a moment ago, just a day ago, just a month ago. When we tell ourselves it’s a practice, it is quite literally not about seeing ourselves in different phases or levels to pursue (this isn’t a video game!) but rather seeing ourselves every single day. Practicing how to ask ourselves what are we feeling right now and what do we need from ourselves in this moment?
So you may be wondering, "wtf is this page and why must I follow another Mai Sunshine platform?"
The thing is, I've been struggling with finding a better mode of communication for this cute little community of ours. For the past 7 years, I've built a brand out of my digital art and creative passions; and as an artist, the biggest pain point is how to "ship the work" and then find a way for it fully resonate with my intended audience. Not only does everything gets lost on the world wide web, but everything feels very one-dimensional and transactional -- I'm sharing my work and ideas at you, instead of with you, but I believe building community means welcoming other voices alongside your own.
I want to make sure that the work I put out reaches to the people who care (like you!) and that you have a way to converse with me, too, so.....welcome to my Braid network -- a one-stop shop for all things Little Mai Sunshine, LLC. (yes, she's official!!) where you're also part of the conversation!
I'll share all my art/opportunities/writing/events that exist out there, but I want you to share your thoughts and build the conversations with me so we can make this a thoughtful community.
I guess you can say this is where Blogger meets Discord ??
Anyways, thank you for being here. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for your presence 🤍
Here to keep it real,