Using your Bullet Journal for Feminist and LGBTIQ+ activism

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Hi there! It’s Lenny from @lennydoesthings here and today I will talk to you about how I use my bullet journal, and my Instagram account in particular, to address some important issues that cannot be stressed enough, especially during these days.

SUPPLIES:

Karin Brushmarkers pro for the rainbow color explosion in the background and the greys too
Uniball Signo white gel pen for the figures outline

A5 Archer & Olive Red Leaf Dot Grid Notebook
Stabilo68 Brushpens
 for the purple lettering
Winsor & Newton watercolors for the "fun" and the illustration
Micron black fineliners for all the black parts
Handpainted real wood photographic background "Coffee Break"

 

Being a woman is always a challenge, but the thing in which that I struggled the most during my growth was to truly understand what it really meant. I luckily didn’t experience any serious trauma, but despite this, it took me all my adolescence to aknowledge most of the perception I had about that world was shaped by a society that hates women.

SUPPLIES:

A5 Archer & Olive Red Leaf Dot Grid Notebook
Crayola supertips for all the colors
Micron black fineliners for the outlines
Uniball Signo white gel pen for the white accents
Handpainted real wood photographic background "Coffee Break"

When I was a teenager, I have always been that one girl that despite the love for skirts and nail polish and other typical “girly” stuff, was ready and proud to say “I’m not like the other girls”. I have always felt the need to compete with the other girls, I have always felt the need to please the boys expectations. Only in the last years I live by the motto “women support women”. ALL women.

 

SUPPLIES:

A5 Archer & Olive Red Leaf Dot Grid Notebook
Stabilo68 Brushpens
 for the purple and black lettering
Micron black fineliners for the outlines
Uniball Signo white gel pen for the white accents
Crayola supertips for the purple background
Handpainted real wood photographic background "Coffee Break"

But I’m a “priviledged” one in a lot of ways. With all the “dark” sides of this concept, the best one for me is that I grew up in an open and educated environmentent, where I learned the most important rule of my life: to be kind and respect others. I’ve been going to the Pride Parade since I was fourteen, and my parents come with me! I sincerely can’t understand why people have that much hate in themselves, but I try my best to spread my intentions and change as many minds as possible.

SUPPLIES:

Karin Brushmarkers pro for the rainbow color explosion in the background and the greys too
Uniball Signo white gel pen for the figures outline

A5 Archer & Olive Red Leaf Dot Grid Notebook
Karin Brushmarkers pro for the rainbow background
Tombow fudenosuke soft tip for the lettering
Uniball Signo white gel pen for the white accents
Handpainted real wood photographic background "Coffee Break"


Through the “art” I create in my bullet journal I manage to spread these messages, to normalize them, to be useful with this tiny part of my life! As my voice was being heard, even in a community that is typically not very “political” centred, I felt the responsability to talk about things that may seem obvious to most of us, but not all of us.

SUPPLIES:

A5 Archer & Olive Red Leaf Dot Grid Notebook
Sakura gelly roll Moonlight pens for the colored lettering
Uniball Signo white gel pen for the white lettering and accents 
Karin Brushmarkers pro for the grey shadows
Handpainted real wood photographic background "Coffee Break"

A5 Archer & Olive Red Leaf Dot Grid Notebook
Karin Brushmarkers pro for the rainbow background
Tombow fudenosuke soft tip for the lettering
Uniball Signo white gel pen for the white accents
Handpainted real wood photographic background "Coffee Break"

SUPPLIES:

A5 Archer & Olive Red Leaf Dot Grid Notebook
Karin Brushmarkers pro for all of the colored words and the black too!
Uniball Signo white gel pen for small corrections
Handpainted real wood photographic background "Coffee Break"