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Brilliant illustrations perfectly capture the pitfalls of life as a millennial woman

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You know that moment when you're describing to a friend how you spent the previous evening tucked up in bed watching Stranger Things and devouring ice cream rather than going out, and she screams "me too"?

Take that moment, imagine it in as a cartoon, and voila: you have the work of our new favourite illustrator, Christina De Witte.

A genius 20-year-old from Beligum, De Witte has a knack for hitting the nail on the head when it comes to capturing the realities of being a woman, which she cleverly depicts through her alter-ego, Chrostin.

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Chrostin is, essentially, all of us: she prefers to nap rather than work, she slathers cheese all over everything and she is prone to a bout of anxiety every now and then.


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Plus, when it comes to money, she knows food takes priority over fashion every time.

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Speaking to Revelist, De Witte said she created the character of Chrostin to reassure women that their lives don't need to measure up to a perfect version of reality, as seen on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.


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“I want them to remember it's OK to be a complete mess sometimes," she said. "I want them to know they're human, and that's perfectly fine."

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You can see more of De Witte's brilliant black and white comics below and follow her on Instagram here.


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