Elisabete Fernandes

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About Elisabete Fernandes

I'm a full-time freelance artist.
My work now a days is focused in watercolour paintings about sexuality, witchcraft, nature, activism, and whatever comes to my mind.

I decided to create a Patreon because I want to build a community around my work. I think patreon would make me closer to the people who support me.
And also because I need to survive through my art.

I'm going to tell you a bit about me.
I started to study arts in 2010 when I was 19 years old. I finally embraced my talent and was happier than ever before. I was finally good at something. I finally had value and something to give.
I worked hard and graduated with great grades. I was young and hopeful. Full of life.
I knew I had to get a random job to save money to invest in my artwork. I got a job as Cake Designer. I don't know if you know this but working in a bakery is hard work, and I was giving my best working extra hours, etc. I worked there for 2 and half years, while also working on building my art career, until something happened. Because of the hard work and my genetics, I became really sick. I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on both hands and it was in an advanced stage. I also had two Herniated Cervical Disks that were also on a stage that needed surgery. I was in so much pain and had to deal with the struggles of the portuguese health care system. I could barely exist.
Right now I already had surgery to deal with the Herniated Cervical Disks. They removed them and inserted prosthesis. Still hurts though because they missed another Herniated Cervical Disk and I have already other small Hernias forming. This is because I have Degenerative disk disease.
I was sent to the Rheumatology department. They diagnosed me with Fibromialgia. 
I take a lot of pills and have 2 transdermal patches at all times on my chest for my chronic pain. I can't function without them. I'm still in a lot of pain even taking the pills and I can't have a "normal" job because of it. I can't cook, clean, etc. I had to stop making comics... But what I can do is paint. Keep making some kind of art. Unfortunately I'm making almost no money out of it and I'm depending on my parents who also have to deal with their own sickness. Also... my parents are one of the major problems that affect my mental heath. I need to gain money and be independent.

I founded the first support group in Portugal for people with invisible diseases, called “Not Invisibles”. And I worked as part of the organization of the 2019 edition of Lisbon's Feminist Festival.

I am a creature of the night. Witch. Nerd. Queer. Feminist. Activist. Disabled.

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