Since coming out, the support behind Caitlyn Jenner has been enormous, but there are those Internet trolls who aren’t comfortable with the way she chooses to live, even though her decisions have no effect on their lives. There have been some bigoted, negative sentiments towards Caitlyn expressed on Twitter and one artist found a way to take those tweets and turn them into something positive.
— Conor Collins (@conartworks) August 18, 2015
Conor Collins has compiled the most hateful tweets and turned them into a drawing inspired by Jenner’s Annie Leibovitz-shot cover for Vanity Fair. Caitlyn herself got wind of the piece and tweeted it to her 2.85 million followers.
Turning hate into love is so beautiful and powerful – great job by this artist https://t.co/Q8XEs6FVlO
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) August 20, 2015
The artist told Dazed that he was compelled to create the work when he saw all the horrible things people were saying about a woman they don’t know personally. “When I saw them I wanted to share them, because it is a reality of what trans people experience every day. I didn’t want to hide the darkness and persecution they face in my art piece. It just wouldn’t be fair.”
It’s always heartening to see someone take a bad situation and turn it into something beautiful.