Artist Spotlight: Angie Coates

Written by: Kaitlyn  

For each Crybaby Subscription Box, we think that it’s important to highlight the makers and the movers that made each box happen. (There are only TWO left! Pick yours up before they're gone forever!) The purpose of the box is to spread support and love while also supporting creatives and their endeavors. These are their stories.

I've known Angie on the social media world for what seems like years. Even though we've never met in "real life", she feels like a friend. 

Being proud of her emotions is something that Angie wished she would have learned when she was younger. She spent her whole life, up until her late twenties, running away from her feelings. 

"Sooner or later, they catch up with us and we need to process them," Angie said. "What I discovered is that when we numb out negative emotions, we also numb out the positive ones."

Embracing her feelings and actually feeling her feelings has made Angie stronger and happier. She's been able to connect with people on a new level. 

"I am full of feels and that helps me connect in more profound and meaningful ways with other humans," Angie said when talking about what makes her cry. 

Angie used this idea to inspire one of the stickers she contributed to the subscription box: "All the Feels" as well as her female empowerment sticker: "F as in Female." Each sticker pack included a positive message on the back that people have personally come to me and said made a huge difference in their days. 

Angie is a firm believer that every moment is a creative moment and she hopes to live this through her upcoming trip to New York City with her husband. 

"I know I will come back with even more inspiration for products and designs for feminists, dog lovers and positive people," Angie said. 

 

Crybaby Bio: 

What She Created: 

Sticker Pack 

What Makes Her Cry:  

Everything. Reading the news, while watching a movie, over internet memes, etc. 

Her Message To Fellow Crybabies: 

Never apologize for being sensitive or having feelings. It is not a sign of weakness. The definition of courage is being afraid and doing things anyway. Processing emotions, especially the most difficult ones, is one of the most courageous things we can do. 

 

Stop by and give Angie some love over on her Instagram!