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New ‘Either Way’ Episodes

Update to let you know there are new episodes of my new series ‘Either Way’ up! Click here to read them. This webtoon deals with issues like endometriosis, infertility and IVF. The response has been amazing and we are already over 1000 subscribers. There have been so many awesome comments too!

At the moment I’m making one episode a week but since this series is not a featured series on WEBTOON (so it’s not paid), it’s hard for me to work on it when I need to work on other things that bring in money. I’d love to make 2 episodes a week. BUT, there are ways to change that. We have a Patreon where people can get extra, exclusive content by becoming a patron. And you can pay whatever you want, the choice is yours. There are different reward levels to check out. We’ve never had a Patreon or a Kickstarter before, so if you’ve ever wanted to really show your support for anything we’ve created over the years, now is the time to do it.

Once we’ve reached a certain level we can cut back on other work and I can work more exclusively on comics. Click below to check out the Patreon.

 

Also, if you prefer to read comics on TAPAS, I am also uploading over there. Click here to go to ‘Either Way’ on Tapas.

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EITHER WAY

NEW SERIES!

We have some exciting news! I have started a new comic series called ‘Either Way’. This is a series about endometriosis, infertility and IVF. It’s our real story so it’s also in the context of our marriage. These are big topics to cover but one of the major reasons why I wanted to start this comic is to start to break down the stigma around these issues, as well as injecting a bit of humour into the story.

At the moment I am uploading it on WEBTOON but will upload on other platforms as well soon.

Click here to go to it on WEBTOON.

I am also uploading it to the TAPAS platform here.

Since these issues are to do with women’s health, there can still be a lot of shame and stigma around them. Women often feel like they can’t talk about them, and even when they do can often be met with blank stares and “What’s endometriosis?” or “What’s IVF?”

I hope this comic series can educate as well as entertain. The title refers to something Hugh and I would always say when discussing the future. We were told we might not be able to have children. This can be devastating news, but in order to maintain some positivity we would say that “either way” we would be happy together and build a wonderful life together.

When my other webtoon Nicholalala was ending I was given the opportunity to pitch this idea to WEBTOON. I was a paid featured artist for Nicholalala, which meant I was paid every month to create those episodes. While they liked that ‘Either Way’ was genuine and my own story, they concluded that it was too mature for their core audience. Unfortunately, I think these types of issues are often labelled “too mature” or put into the “too hard basket” because of the stigma around it. But the truth is that 1 in 10 women have endometriosis and most will first get it in their teens. A lot of the core audience at WEBTOON may already be suffering from some of the things I’m making comics about. Also, many will go on to deal with these things later in life. I think it can be helpful if they are introduced to these topics early and can feel confident to talk about them freely. Many women struggle to even get a diagnosis of endometriosis because of the ignorance of many doctors. READ MORE ABOUT ENDOMETRIOSIS HERE.

PATREON

At the moment that means that ‘Either Way’ is unpaid, as I’m no longer a featured artist. I’m uploading it to the Discover section on WEBTOON. If you like what I’m creating and want to see it continue, please consider becoming a patron where you can get extra exclusive content. VISIT MY PATREON PAGE HERE.

Hugh and I have never had a Patreon or a Kickstarter or anything like that before, so this is the first time. If you’ve liked anything we’ve done over the years and wanted to support us, this is now the way to do it. Having a Patreon means that I can work on this comic series without having to take on extra work. It also means Hugh can be looking after baby Yul while I work.

Even if you can’t become a patron you can still support us by sharing this new webtoon series! You can also like and comment and rate it as all that engagement shows that people are interested in it.

READ AN EPISODE HERE:

You can read one of the first episodes here and then check out more over on the WEBTOON platform.

Of course anyone who has been following us for a while knows there is a happy ending to all this, but there is a lot of cover that we didn’t share online when we were going through it. This is the first time we’ve been this open about what we’ve been through.

Please check out the new comic series here!

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Sneezing is funny

Sneezing is funny!

Just a little video from today. Yul has started these big laughs now which are so funny.

He had a health check up a few days ago to see how his progress has been and the doctor said he is very healthy. All his other checks (things like brain, heart and lungs) showed no problems as well. It’s all amazing news considering he was so premature and in the NICU for a month.

Thank you everyone for all your supportive comments. It’s made such a difference to have this support on our difficult journey to finally have a happy and healthy baby. People have said that seeing a photo or a video of him makes their day and it makes us really happy to hear that. It’s a big decision whether to show your child online but we’ve had overwhelming support, so we are glad seeing these moments from our lives means something to our followers.

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New Video: Our Baby Arrived Early

We share the story of our baby, Yul Theodore, arriving early.

He is currently still in the NICU, but was doing really well when we visited today. It’s a weird limbo to be in. We have a baby, but he can’t come home with us yet. At the moment our lives revolve around going to the hospital every day, and I’m also constantly pumping at home while recovering from the c-section.

We have been overwhelmed by the messages of support from everyone and surprised at how many people genuinely care about us. When we realised people would worry when we didn’t update on Instagram on some days we wanted to share more of our story, especially because many people have been through something similar.

We wanted to create a space in the YouTube comments where people could share their stories, not only about having a premature baby, but also being in an international relationship in situations like this. Since we were originally told Yul would only be in the hospital for 1 week to 10 days, my parents flew over from Australia to see him. Unfortunately, he has had to stay a lot longer, so they can’t see him much. They will be flying back over a bit later though.

When we realised how much Hugh has vlogged at the hospital we knew we could put together a video to share with you guys. We mentioned IVF in this video and that’s something we also vlogged so eventually there will be a video about our IVF journey too.

It’s been a very difficult and unusual time. We are excited and happy to finally have a baby, but it’s distressing and heartbreaking to not be able to take him home yet.

It was hard to put together this video but I’m glad we did because it’s a record for us, and something our families can watch too. We can film a lot, but if we don’t edit and put it together in a video like this then footage eventually gets lost and memories fade. I’m glad we have a record like this even though it can be hard to do.

Thank you again everyone for all your support.

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Our Baby

This is a quick update…. our baby arrived early! I had an emergency C-section last Thursday. So we welcomed our son Yul Theodore to the world. Because he is so early he is in the NICU for a little while.

We update most days on social media, especially Instagram, so please follow on there if you’d like to know more. The blog and YouTube channel is likely to be quiet for a little while. Once he can come home and we are settled we’ll talk more about our experiences and introduce our son properly.

 

Big thank you to everyone who has been sending lovely messages and supportive comments.

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Update: Hospital

Seaweed soup in the hospital

Those that follow our social media will have already seen these updates but now I’m out of hospital I will update too. Just over 10 days ago I was rushed to the hospital with severe bleeding. I’m out of hospital now and I’m okay, and baby is okay! I have placenta previa which is a condition that usually fixes itself, but I’m now in my third trimester and it’s causing some problems. I had bleeding a few more times in hospital while they adjusted my medication, and some contractions. As it’s too early it was very important to stop me from going into premature labour. I’m now at home with some medication that seems to be working. However with this condition I may end up in hospital again sometime. Baby is likely to be premature but we are just wanting to get him to a certain week, where there’s less chance of complications.

Thank you everyone for your prayers and support on our social media.

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Update! Health? Pregnancy?

An update video!

It’s been about a month since Hugh had his photo shoot, his end goal of his transformation. He has been doing well keeping the weight off. There’s been no rapid weight gain and has settled into a gym routine and eating healthily, but nothing too extreme.

Meanwhile I continue to expand and am getting more and more uncomfortable. As we mentioned in the video, I had a minor scare and had to go to the hospital but was given the all clear. I’m quite housebound at the moment, so I’m still working on what I can but spending a lot of time resting.

In this video we also talk about reactions from his parents about his transformation, and the old women in the village in the countryside. Will his mother continue to try and force feed him?

We never expected the transformation video to go that well, but all the comments have been really motivating for Hugh. Not only is he very happy with his new body and health but being able to inspire other people has always been one of his long-term goals. He is very excited about the future.

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