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This Chicago Artist's Drawings Share Love In A World That Really Needs It

Tyler Feder, 27, is drawing faces of people who are marginalized to help them be seen and valued, and we hope she never stops.

What started out as a one-day project has quickly transformed into an internet campaign that is spreading some serious positivity to those who might be struggling to find it for themselves.

In response to the presidential election of Donald Trump, 27-year-old artist Tyler Feder knew she had to do something to channel her feelings of defeat and fear, so she put a call out on her Instagram account (@tylerfeder) telling people who are marginalized to tag their selfies with #DrawMeTyler.

 

Bright light @gissellegigiblanco ✨ #drawmetyler

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"Drawing, as both my profession and my hobby, is always a good way to keep my mind off of what's bothering me," Feder told MORE. "I figured if there was a way for me to soothe myself and help other people at the same time, I wanted to make it happen."

 

The brilliant @tinysuperpower ❤️ #drawmetyler

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And help, she has. So far, more 900 people have responded to the hashtag, and Feder continues to encourage more. The goal of her campaign is not to raise money or get paid through any of her work but only to spread a message of positivity and to make sure that those who have been historically pushed to the sidelines are feeling seen and valued. Even from just a glance at some of the comments on her posts, it's obvious that her small act of love is making a big difference in other's lives.

"I've had such a warm response to my portraits," Feder told MORE. "I am so touched by every message I receive. I'm so glad I've been able to help people heal in some small way, and everyone's kind reactions have been helping me to heal, too."

 

Two bright lights, fiancées @caranarkun and @hrebernick ✨ #drawmetyler

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Bright light @creasetoefurr ✨ #drawmetyler

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Even in the midst of fear and anger for some, Feder's message remains positive.

She told MORE: "I'm just hoping to remind people that no matter what politicians say, they have worth."

 

The graceful @lovemedeux ❤️ #drawmetyler

A photo posted by Tyler Feder (@tylerfeder) on

While her short-term plan is changing lives, her long-term plan is just as noble as she aspires to create a compilation of all of the portraits to sell and donate the profits to a charity that helps marginalized groups.

We love Feder's attitude and efforts in this project, and she is total proof that it doesn't have to be much because even the smallest act of kindness can truly change lives.

Hannah Marsh

Hannah is a Texas-born, Iowa-raised alumna of Iowa State University. When not writing trending content across several Meredith sites, she enjoys all things fitness-related, binge-watching "Whose Line is it Anyway" episodes and fully embracing her self-diagnosed peanut butter addiction.

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