PrizeFinalists in Illustrate (graphic)
ArtistJingxin Fang

This story is about a little girl's journey from hating tears to accepting them. The story is based on my real life. Because from a young age I was taught to be a strong person and that it was wrong to be weak. But as I grew up, I came to realize that tears are not shameful, they represent every time I grow up. Every tear is a precious treasure for me. So there is absolutely no shame in showing vulnerability. Every time I am vulnerable, it is for the sake of becoming a better version of myself later.