Tori Press, the woman behind the Instagram account revelatori, creates illustrations for times when you’re doing fine, but could be better.
You know, like when you can’t stop ruminating on negative thoughts:
Or feel heartsick for home:
Or for when you start to feel like you’re the sum of your mistakes, instead of a deeply-flawed-but-still-great human being:
“I draw the messages I really need to hear, not because I’ve fully internalized them or even because I always believe them myself, but because drawing is a part of my path toward that goal,” she explained.
Initially, the Los Angeles-based illustrator only shared the doodles on her personal Instagram and Facebook accounts. But after receiving positive feedback from family and friends, she made them public.
“I found so many people responding ‘me too!’ or ‘I really needed to hear this message!’ that I realized my struggles are more common than I thought,” she told HuffPost. “I hope I inspire a little more peace, joy, gratitude, and self-love in the world through my art.”
See more of Press’ comics below and be sure to check out her Instagram feed for more: