In which impostor syndrome will not win
I love this post. But also, I don't think you need to explain or second guess yourself. I totally get why you would want to, because I cringe at things I've said and explain them to myself in my head all the time! But I think this is another aspect of imposter syndrome, right? It's so complicated, to be a female person in the world. Anyway, I didn't read that you were passive/non-confrontational into what you said -- what I heard in that was that you want to communicate truth in ways that get people to understand the world more deeply. Rock on!
Love this Zoe. Very much relate to the impulse of self-deprecation. It's a real tough habit to break! For me it's a people pleasing thing. If someone compliments me I feel the need to "level the playing field" by insisting that something I'm good at is not actually so great. Excited to hear your interview!
Love this post. As someone who litigated for 10 years and was often told I wasn’t aggressive enough, I understand how these layers between lawyering and cartooning create an interesting tension but ultimately serve you so well! Yay for honoring the rational critical succinct humorists. What a way to be. Look forward to listening to the interview!
As a fellow artist, I've come to understand this will be the neverending battle of our lifetime. The struggle to always give real respect, and honor to what we do. Especially humor which is so so so difficult. Just want to say I love how you set the record straight here, and acknowledged how amazing you are. ❤️
Thank you Zoe. Haven't seen your interview yet but I'm glad I got to read this first. I'm a professional toonist too and always self deprecate. Feels good to be seen. Love your work 🙏
I so appreciate this post and you and you clarifying you thinking re: political cartooning. Thank you, Zoe. You’ve given me an entirely new way of thinking about political cartoon. As they say, “The personal is political.”