Hello and Peace!
I'm Nafisah, or Tyshea on deviantART
I'm a Queer Chinese American Muslim artist.
You can call me Ty, Naf, Dye, or anything along those lines
I post my art sometimes,
but most of it goes on dA
You can also check out my art-only blog
Or buy my prints!

I post a lot of political/social stuff, so here's a [DISCLAIMER]

Blog also functions as an
art, fashion, & sexuality advice column,
so don't be shy!

I also have a blog for critiquing individual pictures, as well as storing my original tutorials

The Art of Self Care
On Gender Identity and
Sexual Orientation

I have met an angel and my life will never be the same


My Cat Does A Mildly Exasperating Thing But I Love Him Anyway:

A photo story.


welcome to my desk


this is my cat


hi mum i am here yis hello


hi where are u going


do you like my sock paws


they are so conveniently located


next to the bane of ur existence




posted 13 hours ago on 20/10/2014 with 177 notes
via mothsbymoonlight


Inktober set 6-12 | 1-6 here

OC palooza. evil bird woman, some mewmew fan characters, a fairy, and two fantasy universe characters!

ayeeee i’m slackin off a bit lately ignore the dates sometimes I sketch them and decide to line them a week later


posted 13 hours ago on 20/10/2014 with 89 notes
via mothsbymoonlight
#i love this girls art
Anonymous asked:
Ihad seen your interactions in regards to the questions and such for the comic and came to your blog out of curiousity. I couldn't believe it when I clicked on your deviantART account -- I had read SalaDays comics from almost when they first came out and I hadn't been able to find you in so long (since I had forgotten the name). Anyway I thought it was a cool small world story and I'm glad I was able to refind your blog/deviantART! You were a huge inspiration for me so thank you!

OH DUDE, this is such a cool little story, thank you for sharing! Haha, I am a very different person now, but I’m really happy you were able to get enjoyment out of that series back in the day. Glad you could find me again too! :)

posted 14 hours ago on 19/10/2014 with 1 notes
Anonymous asked:
Reading through your fashion help tag is a pleasure and I just wanted to drop by and say you're one of my many inspirations

Thank you so much! That means so much to me :’)

posted 14 hours ago on 19/10/2014 with 4 notes
Anonymous asked:
You may not really care or if you're too busy, I just wanted to say that you and Bee have reopened the ability to draw again. About three months ago, I shut myself away from art, i wouldn't call it a depression, but a really long mental block. I became stressed about school and family issues. I didn't think much of it,maybe it could last for a week, but i didn't think it would take 3 months. I went to my cousin's wedding and it cheered me up. I was surrounded with love and happiness and

inspired me to go back to drawing. Today, I came back to seeing what you and Bee were doing and now I feel great. I want to thank both of you for being one of my inspirations to begin drawing again. :)

Of course I care! Thank you so much for sending this.

I’m so happy we could help boost your mood, I hope you stay happy and healthy for a good time!

posted 14 hours ago on 19/10/2014 with 4 notes
Anonymous asked:
Hi ty, I hope your health is improving! In your opinion, if someone really wants to have a gushy, romantic, and healthy relationship but doesn't want to or isn't interested in sex, are they being a hypocrite or unreasonable or selfish? You don't have to answer right away i hope you have a nice day!

Hi! I’m still pretty up and down, but I’m determined to be more active online this week! Let’s hope I can keep it up :)

To answer your question, there is no such thing as being a hypocrite about the things you want. Because of the shitty norms surrounding relationships, it may be more difficult for you to find what you’re looking for? But that doesn’t mean the fault is on you, and it sure as hell doesn’t make you unreasonable.

Relationships include compromise, but more importantly they should focus on respecting your partner(s) and the things they do and don’t want.
If your partner(s) ever try to coerce you into sex or push it on you, it’s a sign that they see you as a means to an end, rather than a unique person with unique needs.

Don’t let go of what you want, unless you yourself feel it’s time to change. Being happy is being true to yourself.

posted 14 hours ago on 19/10/2014 with 12 notes
#sexuality help #asexuality


I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested.

  1. Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite.
  2. Calm - A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and an option for guided calm which allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone. Another one of my favourites.
  3. Showertime - The experience of taking a shower without the water. Allows you to control features such as length of shower, size of room, water pressure, etc.
  4. Coffitivity - The background noise of a coffee shop. Allows you to choose between different locations such as lunchtime lounge, morning murmur  etc. Has an app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for OS X.
  5. Soundrown - A website with a sleek minimalist design, allows you to choose between rain, coffee shop, ocean, fire, bird noises, or a combination of the five.
  6. Relaxing Snow - Visually beautiful falling snow, the website gives you the opinion to play music with the scenery, or to choose your own.
  7. Raining.Fm - This website gives you the ability to adjust the rain to exactly how you’d like it, with options to tweak thunder, rain and storm noises. Has an app for iOS and Android, as well as a timer and snooze option.
  8. Rain For Me - Simple rain effects with the option to download the audio files for offline listening.
  9. Snowy Mood - Inspired by Rainy Mood, this website really makes you feel like it’s winter. Perfect for playing while snuggled up in a warm bed.
  10. Rainy Cafe - Combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. Allows you to select the volume of each setting, or turn one off completely.

posted 4 days ago on 15/10/2014 with 64638 notes
via prismaticreverie © belt
#mental health #gif #The Art of Self Care
Anonymous asked:
Hi!! I'm hoping I'm not bothering you since this isn't a mental health question I thought it would be all right, but from when you went to art school, did you see any hijabis? I was thinking of going for Calarts in a year or so, but I wasn't sure if I would face animosity or hate crimes or hostility (which is everywhere, but some places more than others, of course). I'm sorry for bothering you, love you for the pleasure of Allah!

Hey, sorry I know you sent this a couple days ago, thanks for being so considerate!

When I went to school I didn’t know or see any hijabis, sadly, but in the three years I’ve been out of school my area has seen a sudden influx of desi and Muslim families in general, so I don’t know if it was the school culture itself or my city at large (if that makes sense?)

I haven’t heard a lot about the ethnic/racial/religious awareness of Calarts, but have you tried going on a campus tour? They should offer one, and you could observe the kind of students that go there first-hand.

Best of luck, and may Allah bring you ease!

posted 4 days ago on 15/10/2014 with 7 notes


Hassan Massoudy(Iraqi, b.1944)

here and here

posted 4 days ago on 15/10/2014 with 2355 notes
via goodtypography © iamjapanese
#calligraphy #art


These “coffee kiss” sculptures are part of an ongoing series by Chinese artist Johnson Tsang. Started in 2002, the series is named after a local drink called Yuanyang, which is made using a mixture of three parts coffee and seven parts Hong Kong-style milk tea to perfectly represent both Eastern and Western cultures.

posted 4 days ago on 15/10/2014 with 39058 notes
via lehaaz © langste
#contemporary #art #sculpture #surreal


Akino Kondoh

posted 4 days ago on 15/10/2014 with 6096 notes
via fuckyeahillustrativeart © emptykingdom.com
#contemporary #art #surreal


Meng Huang, Kiki Kang and Liu Li Jie by Yin Chao for Harper’s Bazaar China September 2012.

posted 4 days ago on 15/10/2014 with 11021 notes
via peppapigvevo © superyinchao.com
#fashion #chinese brilliance


Jessie Setiono by Andre Wiredja for Grazia Indonesia Sept 2014

posted 4 days ago on 15/10/2014 with 39 notes
via indonesianmodels
#fashion #tattoo


clothes I wish I had.

Sabyasachi Couture

posted 4 days ago on 15/10/2014 with 34846 notes
via flamingzebra © baawri


I just want to say that if you begin to identify as asexual following illness or disability or trauma or depression, you are not less asexual than someone who has always identified as asexual. Your asexual identify is valid and you belong in this community.

posted 5 days ago on 15/10/2014 with 4711 notes
via harveyflowers © blitheslife
#asexuality #mental health